Real Estate Notes: Debra Messing Sells Bel-Air Mansion, Historic Beverly House Re-Listed as $600K Per Month Rental

Debra Messing House - P 2013
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Debra Messing House - P 2013

What's hot around the block: THR breaks down the day's biggest real estate deals.

Smash star Debra Messing has sold her 6,410-square-foot Bel-Air house to a private buyer for $11.4 million. Messing purchased the six-bedroom, six-bathroom abode from Renée Zellweger in 2003 during her run on Will & Grace, but has since relocated to New York City to accommodate Smash’s filming schedule. [Redfin]

Beverly Hills’ legendary Beverly House has been re-listed as a rental estate for an astounding $600,000 per month.  The mansion, built in 1927, boasts an impressive 28 bedrooms and 40 bathrooms, along with two projection halls, a gym, a spa, and an Art Deco-inspired nightclub. Formerly owned by publishing titan William Randolph Hearst, the 3.7-acre property famously served as a honeymoon destination for John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy following their 1953 nuptials, as well as a filming location for both The Godfather and The Body Guard. [Curbed]

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Producer Mike Medavoy (Black SwanShutter Island) has listed his Bel-Air villa for $7.98 million. The 5,437-square-foot house features four bedrooms and five bathrooms in addition to expansive city and country club views. [Trulia]

Identity Thief star Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka have purchased Ernest Borgnine’s former Beverly Crest abode for $3 million. The 6,148-square-foot English estate, which includes six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a guesthouse, entered the market in October. [Los Angeles Times]

Touch actress Maria Bello has listed her 1,759-square-foot Venice Craftsman for $1.85 million after purchasing the property in 2005 for $1.89 million. The home features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and traditional accents including exposed brick and dark wood floors. [The Real Estalker]