Once upon a time, Roseanne Barr owned huge mansions in L.A.’s prestigious Beverly Park gated community and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. But both those properties were sold off long ago, the former to Samuel L. Jackson and the latter to a wealthy but non-famous family. Today, Barr has long primarily resided on her 46-acre macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, on the Big Island’s north side.
But the fallen-from-grace sitcom superstar and (in)famously controversial comedian still owns and maintains several homes in Southern California, all of them relatively humble and unassuming by celebrity standards. They include two properties in L.A.’s unheralded El Segundo neighborhood and two homes in the seaside Playa Del Rey community, one of which popped up for sale back in September. (That house remains unsold and available with a $3.5 million price tag.) Presumably some or all four of those houses are occupied by one or more of Barr’s five adult children, or perhaps by various other family members. Or maybe they’re just investments.
Whatever the case, records reveal Barr has added a fifth L.A.-area property to her portfolio, this one in a decidedly different neighborhood than the others. The 1994 Emmy winner paid $1.3 million for a relatively humble bungalow in West Hills, a neighborhood deep within L.A.’s sprawling San Fernando Valley. Set on a hillside street lined by other similarly-sized homes — some of them in better condition than others — the home’s listing sparked a bidding war, and Barr ultimately paid a whopping $215,000 over the asking price to secure the keys.
Built in 1964, the 1,600-square-foot structure packs in three bedrooms and two bathrooms, though it doesn’t appear to have a traditional master/primary suite. A brick walkway leads from the spacious motorcourt to the home’s brick-and-stucco façade, Inside, there are both hardwood floors and yet more red brick — the open kitchen and adjoining dining area sport brick floors, plus a brick fireplace.
The property appears very well maintained and has been upgraded through the years; the kitchen sports granite countertops paired with high-end Viking and SubZero appliances, and there are recessed lights throughout. But undoubtedly the property’s best feature is its backyard swimming pool, which is encircled by a newer concrete patio and powered by solar energy, per the listing. The quarter-acre lot also offers grassy lawns, RV parking, terraced vegetable gardens and fruit-bearing fig and citrus trees.
Barr, 69, debuted to overnight stardom in the 1990s sitcom “Roseanne,” a project that likely made the Utah native set for life — she reportedly raked in $40 million for the show’s last two seasons alone. In 2018, the comeback reboot of her popular series was abruptly canceled after Barr posted a racist tweet for which she later semi-apologized and blamed on sleeping pills.