A Good Judge of Fine Houses

A Good Judge of Fine Houses

Residential News » Featured Columnists | By Lauren Beale | April 26, 2010 4:47 PM ET

(LOS ANGELES, CA) - 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, Calif., 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.

The main hall features a sweeping staircase, coffered ceilings and an inlaid patterned floor. The library has walls of leaded glass.

Kaczmarek, 54, played a no-nonsense mother raising five boys (six 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 of 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.

TV Cop Add 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, Calif.

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.

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.

Director is Hoping 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" (2009-11), Siega has been a director on "Dexter" (2007-09) and "Cold Case" (2005-09).

The Siegas are selling because they would like a larger family home.

Leaving His Orbit in Hidden Hills

Actor Beau Bridges and his wife, Wendy, have listed their country English-style home in gated Hidden Hills for $3.25 million.

Designed by architect Marshall Lewis and built in 1976, the house has a sunken den with a fireplace, a bar, a family room, a billiard area, an office with a wine closet, a sauna, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a maid's room in about 7,000 square feet of living space.

French doors open off the dining room to a patio. The yard, more than an acre, includes a swimming pool, a north-south tennis court and a greenhouse.

Bridges, 68, stars in the film "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend," scheduled for May release. He was a regular on "Stargate SG-1" (2005-07), "Stargate: Atlantis" (2005-06) and "Harts of the West" (1993-94).

The listing agent is Susan Stark of Gibson International, Los Angeles.

He Sells His Piece of 'Wild West'

Update: Actor Robert Conrad and his wife, LaVelda, have sold their equestrian property in Thousand Oaks, Calif., for $1,955,000, the MLS shows.

The Mediterranean home, built in 1996, sits behind gates on 3 landscaped acres with a free-form swimming pool and spa. The two-story entry has a sweeping staircase. There are five bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms and 4,605 square feet of living space.

Conrad, 80, starred in the TV series "The Wild Wild West" (1965-69) as Secret Service agent James T. West, a role for which he won a spot in the Stuntman's Hall of Fame.

The property came on the market in November at $2.25 million.

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