Actor Johnny Galecki, who is best known for his role in the hit CBS sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’, is shopping around his Spanish-style villa in Hollywood Hills for $11.9 million.
The list is no surprise. Galecki was looking for a tenant to move into the complex last year, offering it for rent at $45,000 a month.
He paid $9.2 million for the property in 2015, becoming the last actor to live in the house. Ben Stiller owned the place for more than a decade, during which time he oversaw an expansion and restoration by Roman & Williams, a design firm that worked with Stiller on the set of his film “Duplex.” 2003 before bigger projects for the Ace Hotel in Brooklyn and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In 2011, Stiller sold the leafy retreat for $7.325 million to action star Jason Statham, who passed it on to Galecki four years later.
The half-acre hideaway. (Hilton and Hyland)
The exterior. (Hilton and Hyland)
Entrance. (Hilton and Hyland)
Landscaping. (Hilton and Hyland)
The living room. (Hilton and Hyland)
The kitchen. (Hilton and Hyland)
The dining room. (Hilton and Hyland)
The game room. (Hilton and Hyland)
Bedroom. (Hilton and Hyland)
The bathroom. (Hilton and Hyland)
The clandestine bar. (Hilton and Hyland)
The swimming pool. (Hilton and Hyland)
The loggia. (Hilton and Hyland)
Originally built in 1929, the private villa is nestled behind wooden walls and doors on a half acre of tropical landscaping. Pathways navigate the grounds, leading to fountains, arches, gardens, lawns, and a mosaic-tiled pool. Behind the house, a loggia communicates with a guest house.
The living areas are full of Spanish style. Dark beams hang above colorful tile floors in common areas, which include a living room with a dramatic fitted kitchen and whitewashed brick wall.
Elsewhere, six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a cinema room, an office and a games room on 7,415 square feet. Another highlight is the speakeasy pub, where tin ceilings top a plush bar.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland owns the list.
Hailing from Belgium, Galecki became one of the highest-paid television actors in the world for his role as Leonard Hofstadter in “The Big Bang Theory,” which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. His other credits include “National Lampoon’s Christmas Holidays”, “Suicide Kings” and “Rings”.