Johnny Galecki, best known for his part in the hit CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” sells his Spanish-style villa in the Hollywood Hills for $11.9 million. The list doesn’t come as a shock. Last year, Galecki was looking for someone to move into the compound. He was willing to rent it out for $45,000 a month.
Ben Stiller owned the place for more than a decade. During that time, he had Roman & Williams. This design firm worked with Stiller on his 2003 movie “Duplex” set before doing more significant projects for the Ace Hotel in Brooklyn and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, add-ons, and fixing the place. In 2015, he paid $9.2 million for the house, making him the last actor to live there. Stiller sold the green retreat to action star Jason Statham for $7.25 million in 2011. Four years later, Galecki bought it from Statham.
The private villa was first built in 1929. It is hidden behind walls and wooden gates on half-acre tropical landscaping. The grounds have paths that lead to fountains, arches, gardens, lawns, and a swimming pool with mosaic tiles. Behind the house is a guesthouse that is connected to a loggia.
There is a lot of Spanish style in the living areas. In the common areas, dark beams hang over colorful tile floors. There is a whitewashed brick kitchen and a living room with a dramatic wall of built-ins.
The other 7,415 square feet has six bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a movie theater, an office, and a game room. Another highlight is the speakeasy pub, which has a bar with a tin ceiling.
The listing is in the name of Brett, a lawyer at Hilton & Hyland.
Johnny Galecki was born in Belgium. His role as Leonard Hofstadter on “The Big Bang Theory,” which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019, made him one of the best-paid TV actors in the world. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Suicide Kings,” and “Rings” are some of the other movies he has worked on.