Owner of former home of legendary gossip columnist Rona Barrett wants to talk to a serious buyer

She interviewed Cher while they sat together on the singer’s bed. She chatted with actor Walter Matthau on a park bench. She grilled a young Donald Trump on why he said he wouldn’t want to be president of the United States.

Rona Barrett, the legendary gossip columnist and television personality, once made her home in a Beverly Hills house that is up for sale.



12:54 p.m. April 19: An earlier version of this story said that Rona Barrett was the seller. She is a former owner.


Listed at $8.995 million, the bold contemporary has 15-foot-tall ceilings and expanses of walls for art display. Clerestory windows and glass walls that slide away bring natural light into the interiors.


Custom-built for entertaining, the 4,500-square-foot house features a wood-paneled media room, an office, a kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, a pantry, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room. The master suite contains a dressing room and dual bathrooms.

Entertainment areas include heated patios and an outdoor living room. There’s also a swimming pool with a spa and a fire pit. Tall hedges surround the motor court.

Barrett, 79, was a staple of American television in the 1970s and 1980s. Among her archives are segments with such acting greats as Jack Nicholson, Kirk Douglas and Sally Field.

The property last changed hands in 2009 for $6.895 million.

Michael Eisenberg with Keller Williams Beverly Hills is the listing agent.

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