Acclaimed TV producer Shonda Rhimes has created a prodigious amount of entertaining content. Her hits include network stalwarts like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”
Last year, she extended her development deal with Netflix, where she’s said to be working on no fewer than 12 shows for the streaming service. And her runaway hit, the frothy period romance “Bridgerton,” just launched its second season. Bonuses in her Netflix deal could elevate her net worth closer to half-billionaire status.
In addition to popular shows and plenty of dough, Rhimes has put together a few sweet real estate deals.
Succesful sale: It’s handled
The 52-year-old just made a killer deal, letting go of her longtime Hancock Park home for $21 million, a record for the neighborhood, according to the website Dirt.
Listed last summer for $25 million, the home was reduced a few months later to $23 million, which it wound up selling for. Still, the showrunner made out nicely as she had picked it up in 2014 for $8.8 million.
Originally designed in 1923 by architect Elmer Grey, the home underwent a major update led by Rhimes and overseen by the architect and builder Bill Baldwin. The top-to-bottom refresh included luxury interiors done by the White House designer Michael Smith. The results were featured in Architectural Digest in 2019.
Her first impression of the place was “ugly,” Rhimes explained to the magazine. But she felt compelled to buy it because the house felt like a “good story. And every inch of me wanted to write it.”
The 11,749-square-foot mansion is quite the page-turner. It has seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms and features a living room with a tray ceiling, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a family room, and a library.
A lower level holds a playroom and home theater. Outside, there’s a pool, cabana, and paddle tennis court. The compound also comes with a motor court with a three-car garage and a three-bedroom guesthouse with a hair salon.
In 2019, Rhimes sold another Hancock Park property for $7,166,500. Although she originally sought $10 million, she still came out ahead. Rhimes had purchased the place in 2010 from Beck for $5.6 million.
Built in the 1920s, the stylish space has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The interiors include an entry hall with a stenciled checkerboard floor, a living room with a coffered ceiling and a fireplace, a formal dining room, and a music room with French doors. Other highlights include a great room and a kitchen with an adjacent dining area.
The home on a corner lot comes with a pool and cabana.
Where’s she at now?
Rhimes still owns two other residences, including another estate in Hancock Park. She picked up this five-bedroom abode for $4.6 million in 2017. The country manor was noted as offering “understated luxury and taste.”
Built in 1924, the 4,895-square-foot residence features park-like grounds, a pool, and a guesthouse.
The “How to Get Away With Murder” executive producer also owns a Spanish-style duplex in L.A. that she picked up in 2007 for $1.7 million.
At the time of the purchase, the property had been billed as a two-unit building, each with three bedrooms, along with a pool on the grounds.
And there’s part of her housing story that remains unfinished. In 2018, the Golden Globe winner was said to be purchasing a Park Avenue penthouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for $11.75 million. However, the deal was never completed.