Caroline Rhea, mostly known to TV-watchers over the age of 30 as witchy aunt Hilda Spellman on the late 1990s and early Aughts sitcom “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” — a campy cult favorite that gained new audiences thanks to Netflix’s much darker “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” has sold her boldly colorful longtime condo on New York City’s Upper West Side for $1.85 million and shelled out a tetch above $2.8 million for a stately residence in L.A.’s posh Windsor Square neighborhood.
The veteran standup comedian and actor has long voiced Linda Lynn Flynn-Fletcher on the long-running Disney animated series “Phineas and Ferb,” appears regularly on celeb-driven games show, including on the Alec Baldwin-hosted “Match Game,” and nowadays holds down a co-starring role in the Disney series “Sydney to the Max.”
Not counting improvement or real estate fees, Rhea more than doubled her money on the Manhattan condo that she bought in 2002 for $915,000. Located at The Admaston, a handsome 12-story pale yellow-brick apartment house built in 1910 in a lively area of the Upper West Side, the two-bedroom and two-bath spread showcases golden parquet floors and 10-foot ceilings across its roughly 1,700 square feet.
The native Quebecois once told People magazine she likes to fill her home with vibrant colors because Canadian winters are “too depressing” and, hence, she needs “to be around bright colors to cheer my soul.” And, indeed, listings held by Nan Shipley of Shipley Realty show the sixth-floor unit filled with Easter-y purples, punchy dollops of apple green and a full spectrum of pinks, from delicate blushes to deep fuchsias.