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WEA in the LA Times: Prolific TV producer Norman Lear asking $55 million for his storied compound in Brentwood

Legendary television producer and writer Norman Lear has put his estate in Brentwood on the market at $55 million. Perhaps “The Jeffersons” co-creator and writer has a “deee-luxe apartment” in mind next.

The close to 10-acre knoll-top property was used to entertain political and Hollywood royalty during Lear’s 27-year tenure there. Those were the days, to borrow the theme song title from his hit show “All in the Family.”

His home office and often-used screening room are within the multi-structure living space.

The main house features an entry hall, a two-story library, a formal living room, seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and four powder rooms.

There are also two guesthouses, office facilities, security offices, a gym, a tennis court, a swimming pool and a 35-car garage.

The compound features city, ocean and mountain views.

Lear, who turned 93 this summer, produced a stream of successful sitcoms beginning in the 1970s with such hits as “One Day at a Time,” “Good Times” and “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” And then there’s “Maude.”

He won multiple Emmy Awards for the groundbreaking “All in the Family,” which dealt with such rarely addressed issues as rape, racism and homosexuality.

The property previously changed hands in 1988 for $6.5 million, public records show.

Fred Bernstein of Westside Estate Agency is the listing agent.

Click here to read the article on the latimes.com.