With its wrap-around porch, gently gabled roofs and saltbox design, this newly listed Bel-Air home seems more likely to be found in New England than Southern California—but a hillside setting overlooking the canyons and the city below makes it quintessentially Los Angeles.
And like many L.A. properties, this one comes with its own slice of celebrity history. The $12-million residence was previously owned by media mogul and racecar team owner Jay Penske, who sold the place in 2011 to Inspector Gadget creator Andy Heyward for $7.25 million. During Heyward’s ownership, the property was extensively enhanced before selling in 2018 for $8.5 million.
Tucked behind a private gate at the end of a long driveway, the traditional-style home went through extensive reimagining in 2011, including changing the exterior facade from brown shakes to white wooden siding.
The 5,580-square-foot layout fits five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a step-down living room, a center-island kitchen, and a formal dining room. Wide paneled wooden floors run throughout, as do a variety of decorative touches like shiplapped ceilings, beaded crown molding and ornately framed fireplaces.
French doors lead to a library outfitted with impressive wood-paneled shelving.
Upstairs, two balconies are attached to the primary suite, including dual-walk-in closets and a spa bathroom with a standing tub.
Though more traditional in styling and design, the home features luxury spaces such as en-suite guest rooms, a movie theater and a wine tasting room. Shaped to the hillside, a spacious patio backs the property and takes in far-reaching views. An expansive, grassy lawn wraps from front to side of the home, leading to the salt-water infinity pool.