David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame lists in LA

David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame lists in LA
David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame lists in LA

David Hyde Pierce, better known as Dr Niles Crane from Frasier, has listed his 1929-built Los Angeles mansion for US$7.5 million.

The Emmy Award winner and his sitcom writer-producer husband Brian Hargrove originally paid US$3.625 million for the property in 2003.

The gated seven-bedroom home, originally built for transportation industry executive O.R. Fuller, was heavily restored by in 2004 with all renovations incorporating the 1920s design.

The Spanish Colonial Revival home opens through a huge rotunda entrance with Mexican paver tiles into the “gracious” living room replete with a baronial fireplace which leads into the banquet sized formal dining room with a hand stencilled wood ceiling and French doors that open to city views.

On the main floor is a butler’s pantry, an elongated octagonal breakfast room with wood beamed ceiling and an enormous kitchen with intricate roof tiling.

The original grand staircase remains intact, sweeping up with a wrought iron balustrade. It leads up to the library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, three bedrooms and marble bathrooms.

Pierce enjoyed a healthy lifestyle here with the lower level including a large private gym, a sauna, a lengthy pool and an outdoor spa.

The 760 square metre home has eight bathrooms and comes with a wine vault and a cozy home theatre perfect for watching Frasier reruns.

The property also includes a separate guest house on the 3700 square metre block of land.

The couple might be poised to move to New York City where they own a penthouse apartment they bought in 2005 for US$2.5 million. After buying that they spent US$772,000 in 2006 on a 3.5 room apartment on the floor below.

They recently bought an ocean front house in Amagansett  for US$6.3 million in 2010.

 

 

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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