Jason Bateman and his wife Amanda Anka are the proud new owners of the home of the celebrated Ernest Borgnine, who died in 2012. The Country English compound hasn't been available for almost 60 years, reports the LA Times
The home, located in the Beverly Hills Post Office on a secluded cul-de-sac above Mulholland Drive, is accessible only through a private and gated driveway. The formal entry hall has a grand sweeping staircase and flows into the impressive entertaining rooms. The living and family rooms are incredibly spacious, with each one opening to pool and patio areas.
There is a paneled library, office, den, formal dining room, breakfast room, and kitchen. The master suite--made up of dual baths and dressing rooms, a private sitting room, and a private balcony with views of the city lights and mountains--takes up a wing on the second floor. A twin wing offers two family bedrooms, a "Jack and Jill" bath, and an upstairs lounge and study area.
The 6,148 square feet of living space contains six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in total, and the .57-acre lot also has a generous, self-contained guest house with one bedroom, a living room and kitchen, and play area.
The couple closed the deal on January 23, 2013, according to the LA Times
, and they paid $3,000,000 for the estate, which is considerably less than the asking price of $3,395,00. Apparently the decor is a little dated, but that can all be fixed. And, the house has outstanding potential.
This might have been a celebratory purchase for Bateman, who stars in "Identity Thief," which comes out this weekend. Plus, he recently announced the resurrection of his hit TV show "Arrested Development".