Real Estate

TV giant Fred Silverman changes channels on L.A.’s Westside

By Neal J. Leitereg and Lauren Beale

Los Angeles Times

Silverman Associated Press

Fred Silverman made an indelible mark on American television in the 1970s, programming such hits as All in the Family, The Waltons and Charlie’s Angels. Now the TV producer and exec is making a change to his own lineup, listing his Westside compound for sale at $30 million.

Set on more than 2.5 park-like acres in Brentwood, his longtime estate consists of three structures, a swimming pool, a tennis court, lawns and gardens.

The close to 8,000-square-foot main house takes in views of mature trees and flowers. A billiards room, a family room with a fireplace and a study/office are among the living spaces, which feature hardwood floors and high ceilings.

The guesthouse, which has been in use as offices, has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,500 square feet of space. A large koi pond with more than 100 mature fish sits nearby.

The pool house includes a changing room with a bathroom, beamed ceilings and a living room that doubles as a projection room, bar and kitchen.

Designed for entertaining, the site has covered parking for up to 20 vehicles.

Silverman, 78, bought the property in 1988 for $2.55 million.

Silverman is selling because he recently paid a reported $10.2 million for a four-bedroom house on a half-acre in Pacific Palisades.


We can guess where Damon Wayans will be holding family gatherings this year. The Wayans family actor has bought a compound in Hancock Park for $5.35 million.

Built in 1949 and extensively updated, the compound includes a main house, a guesthouse, a salt-water swimming pool, a pool house, stretches of lawn and mature trees on nearly half an acre.

The traditional-style main residence opens to a towering two-story entry. The open-plan space is bathed in natural light. A formal living room features a black honed-marble fireplace and two bay windows. A breakfast room off the kitchen is outfitted with custom built-ins. The family/media room, which also has a fireplace, opens to the backyard.

The master suite features a deck for a total of five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two powder rooms and close to 5,000 square feet of living space on the site.

The guesthouse has vaulted beam ceilings. The ivy-covered pool house contains a gym. Security cameras monitor the property.

The property previously sold four years ago for $3.075 million.


Dianna Agron is hoping her home in Hollywood Hills hits the right note with a buyer. The actress-singer-dancer of Glee fame is asking $1.595 million for the turreted French Normandy-style compound that she’s called home for more than three years.

Set behind gates and privacy hedges, the renovated residence of 2,494 square feet mixes 1920s detail with a range of contemporary updates.

There’s an updated kitchen that keeps things light and bright with soft tones accented by a marble backsplash and countertops.

A grand living room harks back to a bygone era with handsome barrel-rolled ceilings and an oversized fireplace, and lavish wall treatments keep the eyes moving in the bedrooms.

In the master bedroom, black-painted doors offer a visual contrast to the white-walled space, which includes a master bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub. A formal dining room, an office and another pair of bedrooms complete the floor plan.

Across from the main house, a raised patio provides space for entertaining with a swimming pool and outdoor living and dining areas. A separate guesthouse with a private deck completes the setting.

Agron, 29, bought the house in late 2012 for $1.05 million.