Newspaper heiress Lydia Hearst and comic Chris Hardwick buy historic Los Feliz estate
Media heiress Lydia Hearst and voice actor/TV host/comedian Chris Hardwick have bought a gated estate in Los Feliz for $11 million – putting it among the priciest home sales ever for the community – according to real estate sources outside the transaction.
FOR THE RECORD
Oct. 28, 9:33 a.m.: An earlier version of this article and its headline stated only that the buyer was Lydia Hearst. She and fiance Chris Hardwick are the buyers.
The Italianate-style home was designed in 1928 by architect Paul Williams. Among his signature details are the Corinthian columns and a dramatic staircase.
Set on close to a half-acre, the 8,240-square-foot, three-story residence has formal living and dining rooms, a den/library, a media room, offices, a gym, a wine room, eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
The grounds include a barbecue, a swimming pool and spa, cabana and a fire pit.
Views take in the hillsides and cityscape.
Hearst, 31, is the great granddaughter of newspaper publishing giant William Randolph Hearst and the daughter of Patricia Hearst-Shaw, whose 1974 kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army made national headlines. The fashion model and actress will be in the upcoming films “The Downside of Bliss” and “Guys Reading Poems.”
Hardwick, 43, is the voice of Craig on the series “Sanjay and Craig” (2013-15).
The property listed in September at $12 million and previously sold nine years ago for $3.2 million.
Barry Sloane and Marc Silver of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents, the Multiple Listing Service shows, and Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties represented the buyer.
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