'Modern Family' Creator's Mansion Sells For $9.77 Million

By on March 25, 2017 in ArticlesCelebrity Homes

One of the minds behind Modern Family has officially sold his Los Angeles mansion. The closing price? $9.77 million.

Emmy-winning television writer, director, and producer Steven Levitan has unloaded his Brentwood, California, mansion, trading in his longtime home for an impressive $9.77 million. Listed just last summer, the New England traditional home was originally scooped up by Levitan and his now-estranged wife in August of 1996 for $1.55 million. Initially listed for sale at $10.99 million, the home was also offered up to lease for $35,000 a month when it first hit the market. Despite not settling for his initial asking price, it's clear that Levitan has come out ahead in the numbers game, netting over $8 million in the final transaction.

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The 8,609-square-foot Brentwood mansion is spread out among five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, several family rooms, a gaming and media room, and a personal gym. The two-story home and the accompanying half acre grounds it sits on are set behind a set of gates and pristinely trimmed hedges, with a swimming pool, an array of lush gardens, and a gazebo, to boot.

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The two-story entry of the mansion gives way to a nearby wood-paneled library, as well as a step-down formal living room complete with its own fireplace. Glossy wood floors are paralleled by the high ceilings of the formal space, while a set of French doors open up to lead into the park-like backyard. The connected formal dining room boasts built-in china cabinets, the nearby library comes complete with a coffered ceiling, and the main level family quarters are separated from the home's kitchen by square fluted columns. The furnished basement opens up into spacious media lounge and neighboring in-home gym, which opens into the estate's gardens.

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Upstairs, the master bedroom shares the same wooden floors as the first level and comes with a fireplace of its own. The spacious suite continues into a pair of walk-in closets, as well as dual bathrooms, one of which is covered in marble and includes a bath tub and glass-enclosed shower. On the opposite side of the large suite is access to the home's second family room, a spacious upper level den surrounded by the many bedrooms.

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Encircled by trees and trimmed hedges, the view from the back of the house appears much more like a well-kept park than a backyard. Not far from the home is a gazebo enveloped by shrubbery, which provides both a scenic view and a relaxing, shady hangout. Wrapped in red brick terracing and accompanied by a lounge patio, the dark-bottomed swimming pool and spa sit mere feet from the custom gazebo.

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Television writer and producer Steven Levitan got his start selling a script to the television show The Wonder Years. In the years that followed, Levitan went on to write, direct, and/or produce a number of well-known television shows, including Wings, Frasier, Just Shoot Me, and most recently for the sitcom he co-created with Christopher Lloyd, Modern Family. Levitan has a net worth of $200 million.

Articles Written by Chris Kelley
For as long as he can remember, Chris has been interested in storytelling in all mediums. From (literally) working on syndicated quilting shows and fetching drinks for "The Bachelor" to T.V. news producing and freelance writing, Chris attributes his colorful career to his time at Iowa State University. He currently lives on the East Coast with his mini pig, Pegasus. Follow him on Twitter.
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