About two years ago, actor, comedian and game show host Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie, hung a slightly less than $1.25 million price tag on a large house on a small cul-de-sac in Little Elm, Texas, in the Lewisville Lake area, about 25 miles north of downtown Dallas. The suburban spread came up for rent in 2019 — first at $3,500 per month and later at $4,500 per month — and over time the asking price for a sale slowly slid to just under $1.1 million before it was recently sold at a yet-to-be recorded price.
The nearly 3.75-acre estate is anchored by an almost 6,600-square-foot stone manor house of no particular architectural pedigree — listings describe it as an “executive home” with five bedrooms and six full and two half bathrooms. Notable features include a double-height foyer with twin staircases, an oak-paneled study and a four-car garage topped by guest or staff quarters. Outside, a negative-edge swimming pool is surrounded by piles of boulders, and a giant circular gazebo with a fire pit at its center scenically overlooks a semi-private pond. Harvey also owns a vacant neighboring parcel of more than 8 acres, but it’s not clear if that was included in the sale.
In Chicago, where his syndicated daytime chat show was taped, the “Family Feud” host used to rent a 5,500-square-foot condo on the 88th floor of the Trump Hotel & Tower — it was sold in 2018 for $7.7 million, and until earlier this year he leased a huge house in L.A.’s Beverly Park enclave at, so the rumors go, more than $100,000 per month. A few months ago, Harvey ponied up a whopping $15 million for a showy 35,000-square-foot faux-chateau in suburban Atlanta that was previously owned by Tyler Perry, but he’s maintained a solid foothold in A-Town since at least 2010 when he shelled out close to $3.4 million for a 9,300-square-foot manse in an affluent suburb about 20 mils northeast of downtown.