Four years after he died of leukemia at age 74, the Los Angeles estate of Emmy-winning TV writer/producer Steven Bochco has popped up for sale, asking $35 million. Built in 1937 and designed by noted architect Paul Williams — and also reportedly lived in by actor Sylvester Stallone during the ’70s — the recently remodeled residence sits in the exclusive Pacific Palisades Riviera neighborhood.
A New York City native who started his career at Universal Studios in the mid-’60s, Bochco went on to create some of the small screen’s most beloved shows of all time, including “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D,” “NYPD Blue,” “Murder One” and “Hill Street Blues,” the latter of which garnered an impressive 98 Emmy nods during its 146-episode run.
Fully walled and gated, and fronted by a manicured lawn, the estate includes a seven-bedroom, nine-bath home spread across a double lot spanning over an acre. A striking red front door leads into the Tudor-style structure, which features nearly 11,000 square feet of two-level living space. Numerous French doors also allow for seamless indoor-outdoor spaces.
Among the highlights: an entry foyer sporting a curving staircase topped by a decorative wood-beam ceiling. From there, a formal living room is warmed by a fireplace, and the gourmet kitchen is outfitted with an eat-in island, wood-burning pizza oven, high-end stainless appliances and a windowed breakfast nook. There’s also a formal dining room, fireside library lined with built-in bookshelves and family room equipped with a projector screen, plus a private guest apartment wing and wine cellar.
A luxe upstairs master retreat lies beneath a vaulted ceiling, and comes complete with a fireplace, sitting area and balcony with treetop views, along with dual walk-in-closets and baths; and outdoors, the park-like grounds are showcased by a large pool and spa flanked by an open-air cabana, as well as several spots ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Topping it all off: a tennis court, and one-bedroom guesthouse boasting a kitchen and gym.