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Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann spend $14.5 million on Santa Monica penthouse

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann spend $14.5 million on Santa Monica penthouse
Actress Leslie Mann and filmmaker Judd Apatow have paid $14.5 million for a Santa Monica penthouse. The residence, located in a building where Hollywood great William Holden once lived, had been listed for $15 million. (Emma McIntyre / Getty Images)

Filmmaker Judd Apatow and his wife, actress-comedian Leslie Mann, have shelled out $14.5 million for a penthouse condo in Santa Monica.

The 8,000-square-foot abode sits on the top floor of a building with its own Hollywood history. The 13-story development, designed by architect A. Quincy Jones, was once home to actor William Holden. The Oscar-winning actor, who starred in such films as “Sunset Boulevard” and “Sabrina,” lived there until he died in 1981 at 63, the Los Angeles Times previously reported.

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Entered through two private elevators, the penthouse unit enjoys views of the ocean, mountains and downtown skyline. There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as a handful of living spaces lined with walls of glass.

Skylights top an expansive living room with a wet bar and fireplace, and there’s also a chandelier-topped dining area, an office, a media room and a gym. Balconies wrap the exterior, creating additional living space.

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The top-floor penthouse features panoramic ocean views and a rooftop deck.
The top-floor penthouse features panoramic ocean views and a rooftop deck. (Berlyn Photography)

A private, 2,100-square-foot rooftop deck with built-in seating and a spa tops the penthouse.

The property was sold by skincare entrepreneur Howard Murad, who bought it six years ago for $10.5 million, public records show. It had been listed for $15 million.

Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates handled both ends of the deal. Maize declined to comment on the sale.

Apatow has developed and produced a slew of sitcoms and films over the years, including “Freaks and Geeks,” “Girls,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up.” He founded his production company, Apatow Productions, in 1999.

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Mann, a native of Newport Beach, has starred in “The Bling Ring,” “Funny People” and “Blockers,” among a host of other films. This month, she’s set to appear in “Welcome to Marwen.”

Two years ago, they sold their beachfront home in gated Malibu Colony for $11.5 million.

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