She liked the neighborhood so much that when it came time to downsize, she moved up the street!
It’s already more than a year ago that beloved primetime network sitcom staple Patricia Heaton sold her 7,600-square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion in a plummy pocket of L.A.’s Toluca Lake neighborhood for $7.5 million, more than two million bucks more than she paid in 2013. However, she liked the neighborhood so much that she’s now shelled out $4.95 million for a spacious though somewhat smaller home just a few blocks up the street.
Tax records show the seller of the nearly 6,500-square-foot home was pop songwriter and producer Jacob Kasher, who’s penned and co-wrote a slew ditties for the radio-friendly likes of Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, and 5 Seconds of Summer.
With six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, plus a detached one-bed/one-bath poolside guesthouse, there’s certainly plenty of room for Heaton and Hunt, their four adult sons, and the grandchildren she’s hoping they’ll soon produce. (Two years ago, she joked on “The Talk” that whichever of her sons produces the first grandchild gets a house, so the race is on!)
Built in 2018, obscured behind high hedging, and secured behind remotely controlled driveway gates that open to a horseshoe driveway and prominent three-car garage, the modern-minded home is described in promo materials as a “Cape Cod Estate” with “large windows capitalizing on natural light, hardwood floors, 9+ ft ceilings, crown molding and custom finishes chosen for a cosmopolitan scheme.”
In traditional fashion, ample formal living and dining rooms flank the center hall foyer and double-height stair gallery, while a butler’s pantry connects the dining room to the huge gourmet kitchen that sports not just one but two massive islands. The kitchen is informally open to a generous dining space that overlooks the backyard as well as a family room with a fireplace. There’s also a separate, state-of-the-art home theater with seating for seven in black leather recliners. Two en-suite guest rooms are located on the main floor, and there are three more upstairs, along with a second family room and roomy master suite replete with fireplace, lavish bath, and two walk-in closets.
Hemmed by towering hedges that blot out surrounding homes, the flat, grassy and simply landscaped backyard offers an outdoor kitchen and grill, a built-in fire pit surrounded by cushioned seating, and a sparkling swimming pool and spa. The listing was held by Craig Strong at Compass, who also represented Heaton and Hunt in the transaction.
Prior to moving to Toluca Lake, in 2013, the showbiz veterans owned an 8,400-square-foot mansion in L.A.’s tony Hancock Park, which they sold in 2013 for $8 million. (The elegant mansion is now owned by TV titan Shonda Rhimes, who, after a year’s long renovation and restoration, and then a fawning feature in Architectural Digest, put it up for sale earlier this year at $25 million. The property is now pending sale after the price was reduced to just under $23 million.)
The last few years, the three-time Emmy winning “Everyone Loves Raymond” and “The Middle” alumna has spent a great deal of time in Nashville where her latest sitcom, “Carol’s Second Act,” was filmed — it was canceled last year after a single 18-epidosde season — and tax records indicate the Heaton-Hunts have quietly owned a four-bedroom and 5.5-bath Arts and Crafts bungalow in Music City’s historic 12 South neighborhood that they scooped up in 2016 in what appears to have been an off-market deal valued at not quite $1.15 million.