After years of trying to unload his Los Angeles estate at a variety of prices that began at an optimistic $5.5 million but eventually plunged to $4.2 million, records reveal Craig Ferguson’s stateside main residence has finally been sold in an off-market deal for $3.9 million. While that’s still a big number for the area, it’s also $200,000 less than what the Scottish standup comedian and former “Late Late Show” host paid for the place nearly a decade ago, way back in April 2012.
The new owners are fellow Hollywood veterans, actor Chris Diamantopoulos (Russ Hanneman in “Silicon Valley,” Brian on “The Office”) and his longtime wife, actress Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty,” “How I Met Your Mother”). The couple previously owned a boxy modern home in Los Feliz that was sold three years ago for $3.5 million.
As for their new digs, the former Ferguson estate is an idiosyncratic sort of residential affair. Tucked away on a flag lot behind big gates, the ultra-private spread contains several distinct structures, most of which were built in the early 1900s in a vaguely Arts and Crafts style. There’s a multi-level main house with about 4,100 square feet of living space, a detached guest cottage with its own living room and loft-like bedroom, and a detached “library pavilion” just off the main house’s kitchen. Somewhere on the estate are also a gym and a recording studio.
The property is located near the very eastern end of the Hollywood Hills, tucked into a verdant glade known as Bronson Canyon, which is itself tucked between the better-known neighborhoods of Beachwood Canyon and Los Feliz.