Our Real Estalker Mama
delivers the goods on this one, the home of Tony Danza,
a man famous for playing Italian men named Tony on no less than three television shows from the 1970s through the 1990s and for having his own talk show for a season or so. Our Mama reports that the Danza and his wife Tracy have split. This five-bedroom home in Sherman Oaks was rebuilt from the bottom up in 1997 after being damaged in the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. Sources says that Danza bought the home from actor Robert Urich in 1986. The home is in a gated community in Longridge Estates and is 6,778 square feet. The listing says it is a Cape Cod traditional but as someone who grew up on Cape Cod I don't recall seeing too many of these around. Perhaps it's just that in Sherman Oaks anything that's not some variation on Spanish Mediterranean looks positively antique by comparison. The home seems comfortable rather than lavish and is done in a monochromatic warm beige color scheme with plenty of white bookshelves and cupboards. The kitchen is a bit small and we have to agree with the one of the Real Estalker Mama's commenters that mismatched baskets above the kitchen cupboards is rarely a good look. The home comes with some nice land, a full 2.3 acres. Room enough for a guest house, pool/spa area and pool house gym as well as a tennis court and a batting cage. The pool area looks in need of a redesign. It is listed at $6.15 million
which is perhaps an ambitious price, even with that decent chunk of land. Zillow's "zestimate" is $2,979,066
which seems too low. I suspect this one will settle in the low $5 million range.