By day, her "Malcolm in the Middle" character, Lois, ruled the roost in an unkempt house on a suburban block. But after work, actress Jane Kaczmarek returned to an Italian Renaissance Revival villa in sedate San Marino more in keeping with her role as a judge on "Raising the Bar." Now Kaczmarek and actor Bradley Whitford have put the estate on the market at $6.7 million.
The elegantly appointed 1924 mansion sits on more than an acre of land. Original formal gardens border the back lawn, which leads to a swimming pool, a spa, a secluded guesthouse and additional gardens. The 5,593-square-foot main house and the guesthouse total 6,769 square feet of living space. There are six bedrooms — three family bedrooms, two maids' rooms and one in the guesthouse — plus six bathrooms.
Kaczmarek, 54, played a no-nonsense mother raising four boys (five if you count husband Hal) on "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000-06) and judge Judy Kessler on "Raising the Bar" (2008-09).
Whitford, 50, starred as deputy chief staff Josh Lyman on "The West Wing" from 1999 to 2006 and as Danny Tripp on "Studio 60" (2006-07).
The property was purchased in 2004 for $5.9 million.
The listing agents are Richard von Ernst of Sotheby's International Realty, Pasadena, and Kerin Cantwell of Coldwell Banker's San Marino office, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
TV cop adds Venice to beat
Dylan McDermott, who stars in the police drama "Dark Blue," is moving his production company into a 2,200-square-foot loft at Dogtown Station in Venice.
The two-story space in the gated live-work development has 18-foot-tall glass walls and polished concrete and hardwood plank floors. Terms of the deal were not available, but similar-sized two-bedroom, two-bathroom units are priced at about $1.1 million. Each unit has a private rooftop deck with ocean and skyline views.
The open floor plan can be customized for McDermott's D26 Productions.
McDermott, 48, is working on the second season of the TNT series. He also starred in the legal drama "The Practice" (1997-2004), for which he won a Golden Globe award.
Charlotte Bjorlin D'Elia and Robert D'Elia, the owners and co-designers of Dogtown Station, handled the transaction.
Director hopes for a bite
Director-producer Marcos Siega and his wife, Lisa, have put their Sunset Strip-area home on the market for $1,985,000.
The post-and-beam Midcentury house has an open beam ceiling, an open floor plan, a remodeled kitchen and walls of windows overlooking a swimming pool, patio and garden. There are four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,628 square feet of living space.
In addition to acting as a director and producer on "The Vampire Diaries" (2009-2010), Siega has been a director on "Dexter" (2007-2000) and "Cold Case" (2005-09).
The Siegas are selling because they would like a larger family home.
The listing agents are Alex Lombardo, Angelo Fierro and the Sunset Team of Keller Williams Realty, Hollywood Hills.
A good judge of fine houses
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