Though he needs another multimillion-dollar home in Los Angeles about as much as a pack of wildebeests need a bucket of ballet slippers, residuals-rich sitcom superstar Ray Romano has none the less shelled out $6 million for a nicely kept, if decidedly dated 1940s traditional home in L.A.’s tony, celeb-favored Toluca Lake community.
A three-time Emmy winner and avid poker player, Romano is perhaps still best known as the somewhat trod-upon titular character in the heavily syndicated late 1990s and early Aughts sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.” However, since that show wrapped more than 15 years ago, he’s appeared in an impressive slew of films and TV shows that include the 2017 rom-com “The Big Sick,” Martin Scorcese’s 2019 epic crime film “The Irishman,” the Epix dramedy “Get Shorty,” and, currently, HBO Max’s cheeky and sardonic dark comedy “Made for Love.”
The not-quite one-acre mid-block estate, which backs up to the Lakeside Golf Course along one of the more coveted streets in Toluca Lake, is anchored by a slightly more than 3,800-square-foot single-story home that sits at the head of a sweeping horseshoe driveway with four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The driveway passes under a gated porte-cochere that leads to a rear motor court and three car garage.
Looking past the frumpy rose-colored carpeting found here and there throughout the house, the fussy and elaborate window treatments and the eye-popping panpoly of floral and otherwise patterned wallpaper, the residence offers formal living and dining rooms, the former with a banker’s green marble fireplace, and an eat-in kitchen described in marketing materials as “French Country” in style with pedimented cabinetry and a custom-carved and hand-painted exhaust hood over the center island.