By Lauren Beale
4:42 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Actress Patricia Heaton, who stars in “The Middle,” and her husband, actor David Hunt, have sold their home in Hancock Park for $8 million. The house came on the market at the end of January at $8.295 million and was in escrow in three weeks.
The Italianate Mediterranean-style estate was built in 1923. The architect was Pasadena-based Elmer Grey, who designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Art Gallery, among other landmarks.
Nearly 8,400 square feet of interior space features Malibu tile, murals, wrought-iron work, a library, a billiard room, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two offices and a guesthouse/screening room. There is a four-car garage and a motor court.
The grounds of more than an acre include a wisteria-covered arbor, patios, a swimming pool with a changing room and bathroom, a paddle tennis court and expansive lawns.
Heaton has played Midwestern mom Frankie Heck in the sitcom since 2009. She also starred on “Everybody Loves Raymond” from 1996 to 2005.
Hunt has appeared on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “24.” He was in the 2012 TV movie “Liz & Dick,” which starred Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor.
The couple bought the property in 2001 for $4.85 million, public records show.
Lisa Hutchins of Coldwell Banker’s Hancock Park North office was the listing agent. June Ahn of Coldwell Banker’s Hancock Park South office represented the buyer.
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