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Celebrity Real Estate: Joseph Barbera's 2 Acre Estate in Studio City Listed

Hot off the MLS presses is the late Joseph Barbera 2 acre estate listed for sale at $6,795,000 reported by Lauren Beale at L.A. Times Hot Property. The 2 acre estate is situated in the Fryman Canyon area off  Laurel Canyon Blvd on a long rectangular lot. The Byrd designed home was built in 1988 and contains 5 Beds/6 Baths on 6,899 living sqft on a total lot size of 65,776 sqft. The estate includes cook's kitchen, "gentleman's car garage" (7200 sqft) which includes a replica of Barbera's office from the Hanna-Barbera studios, championship lighted tennis court and a commercial generator amongst other amenities (that garage just makes me envious).

Joseph Barbera was born in 1911 and past away at the age of 95 in 2006. He was survived by his second wife, Shelia, and three children from the first wife. Barbera (who teamed with William Hanna) was the renowned and acclamied cartoon artist having worked on widely successful shows such as Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, The Smurfs, and The Jetsons to name a few. Basically all the cartoons we watched as kids were created by Barbera whose works have reached an audience of over 300 million people in the 1960s and translated into more than 20 languages (Wikipedia).

I am not sure what price Barbera paid for the property but since it was built in 1988, its possible he may have purchased  the land or bought an existing home and demolished to build the home. Barbera also owns the adjacent 18,592 sqft property which brings the total acreage of the estate to 84,368 sqft or slightly under 2 acres. This property was purchased in 1994 for $2.4 million. According to Beale, Barbera's wife, Shelia,  will relocate to a Las Palmas estate in Palm Springs.

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