‘West Wing’ writer-producer John Wells pulls in $12.4 million for Hancock Park home

John Wells, executive producer of such TV hits as “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Shameless,” has sold his home in historic Hancock Park for slightly more than $12.41 million. He bought the property through a blind trust a decade ago for $10.4 million, records show.

Built in 1925, the English Revival-style residence was once visited by President Obama, who in 2010 attended a fundraiser hosted by Wells.

The handsome brick house sits back from the street and features box hedges, gardens and mature trees along the front. Beyond the two-story entry, the 9,676-square-foot floor plan includes a formal living room, a wood-paneled library and a center-island kitchen. A gym and office/studio reside on the third floor.


Including the pool pavilion and guest apartment above the garage, there are nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

A covered patio overlooks the swimming pool and gazebo in the backyard. Formal gardens, specimen trees, a greenhouse and a lighted tennis court complete the setting.

The sale is the most paid for a single-family home in the Hancock Park area since 2015, when actors Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith sold their marital home for $15.947 million, records show.

Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Jenna Cooper of Compass represented the buyer. The exact sale price was $12,412,440.

Wells, 61, has received multiple Primetime Emmys for his work on “ER” and “The West Wing.” His other credits include the series “Animal Kingdom” and “Southland.”

He is the creator and executive producer of “American Woman,” an upcoming sitcom starring Alicia Silverstone and based on the life of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” personality Kyle Richards.

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