Veteran TV writer and producer Hart Hanson — best known for creating the long-running Fox comedy-drama series “Bones” — has added to his seaside real estate portfolio with snazzy new oceanfront digs in the increasingly pricey Los Angeles beach community of Venice. Property records show that Hanson recently paid $9 million for a contemporary multistory structure sporting prime ocean views spanning from Malibu to the Venice Pier from almost every room.
No stranger to the area, the Hollywood exec already owns at least three other Venice properties — a $3.5 million canal-front residence, and two $2 million California contemporary bungalows on a coveted walk street near the bustling Abbot Kinney retail and dining district. He also lays claim to a small blufftop house overlooking the ocean in Big Sur.
As for Hanson’s newest acquisition, the attractive white shingle-style dwelling was designed by noted Newport Beach architect Ian Harrison and built in 2018. Sited on a compact 0.06-acre parcel, alongside the 2.5-mile pedestrian thoroughfare known as Ocean Front Walk, the place offers three bedrooms and five baths spread across a little more than 4,200 square feet of living space highlighted by French limestone and oak floors, and a four-stop elevator. Expansive walls of glass open to provide the coveted indoor-outdoor SoCal lifestyle.
Standing out on the main level is a fireside living room spotlighting those aforementioned breathtaking vistas. A dining area abuts a chic marble kitchen, which boasts an eat-in island, Thermador appliances and a butler’s pantry. Upstairs, the sumptuous master retreat has a sitting area aside a fireplace, balcony and dual walk-in closets. A glam open-concept bath swathed in quartz stone is outfitted with a jetted soaking tub and steam shower equipped with Bluetooth audio.
Two additional ensuite bedrooms with private balconies can be found in the rear of the house, while the basement level features a “living” wall, custom firepit and direct beach access. Topping it all off: a cozy ocean-view roof deck warmed by a firepit.
In addition to “Bones,” 64-year-old Hanson produced the Emmy-nominated TV show “Judging Amy” and “Joan of Arcadia,” which garnered Humanitas, People’s Choice and AFI awards. He also wrote a book, “The Driver,” which The New York Times heralded as “one of the best crime novels of 2017.”