A Los Angeles estate that has housed two Hollywood heavyweights is on the market for $35 million. Located in the affluent Pacific Palisades neighborhood north of Santa Monica, the estate once belonged to the late TV writer and producer Steven Bochco, who developed a number of TV series, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Cop Rock, and NYPD Blue. The elegant Paul Williams-designed residence also housed legendary actor Sylvester Stallone, a.k.a. Rocky Balboa.
As Williams’ reputation grew, so, too, did his client list. Between the 1920s and his retirement in 1973, Williams designed more than 2,000 private homes for legendary figures in business and entertainment.
Williams, a trailblazing Black architect whose work carried the glamour of classic Southern California style to the rest of the world, counted Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball, Tyrone Power and Barbara Stanwyck among his celebrity clients.
The Steven Bochco Estate in the Pacific Palisades’ upscale Riviera neighborhood is set on a double lot with nearly 1.4 acres, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. It is one of the area’s larger homes with seven bedrooms and 10,853 square feet, built in 1937 with several of the best Paul Williams features, including beautiful landscapes, vaulted ceilings and an exquisite curved staircase.
The newly renovated main residence includes a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a huge wine cellar, professional library, built-ins, formal living and dining rooms, family room with projector screen, a gym, and a private guest apartment wing. The gated-and-walled, park-like grounds include a sparkling pool and spa, pool house, lighted tennis court, cabana, and a guest house. Bochco’s estate is selling the home.
The Riviera neighborhood is near LA’s Sunset Boulevard, Riviera Country Club, Will Rogers State Park and the Getty Museum. Celebrities who live in the area include Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Lauren Conrad. Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and the Sullivan Canyon Trail are just a few of the nearby destinations.