Magazine article Variety

'Friends' Couple List House Owned by Karloff, Gould

Magazine article Variety

'Friends' Couple List House Owned by Karloff, Gould

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A Beverly Hills house with a long history of showbiz residents has come up for sale at a tetch less than $7.4 million. The current owners, Emmy-winning writer-producers Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Scott Silver! - both of whom wrote and produced sitcoms "Friends" and "Joey" - acquired the historic hacienda, per property records, in spring 2007 for $5.6 million, and various online resources reveal previous occupants include Donovan Leitch, Elliot Gould, Boris Karloff, Leland Hayward and showbiz icon Katharine Hepburn, who shacked up there in the 1940s and - so the stories go - thought the place was haunted.

Originally built in 1927, the upper Coldwater Canyon residence sits on almost an acre behind a towering hedge and is configured with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in just under 5,000 square feet, with whitewashed masonry walls, terra-cotta tile floors, exposed wood ceilings, and half a dozen fireplaces. …

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