Debra Messing Tosses Bel Air Manse onto Open Market

SELLER: Debra Messing
LOCATION: Los Angeles (Bel Air), CA
PRICE: $11,995,000
SIZE: 6,410 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: It's already been more than a year since Emmy winning television actress Debra Messing (Will & Grace) announced that she and her now ex-husband Daniel Zelman were getting a divorce so it's not such a big surprise to property gossips like Your Mama that the former couple's former family home in prime lower Bel Air has popped up on the market with an asking price of $11,995,000.

Miz Messing, who now stars on the hokey musical melodrama Smash, purchased the estate in July 2002 from actress Renée Zelwegger for an amount reported at the time to be "close to $7.5 million."

Current online listings don't include many photographs—just one dark but tantalizing image of the front exterior—but do reveal the elegant, 1937 Paul Williams-designed center hall Colonial measures 6,410 square feet and includes a total of six bedrooms and six full and two bathrooms. There are formal living and dining rooms, a den with fireplace and a family-style kitchen that opens into a family room.

Listing information goes on to specify that there are two family bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor plus a spacious master suite with dual bathrooms and large walk-in closets. The remaining bedrooms, we presume, are located in a separate, two story wing back behind the garage that includes guests quarters, office space and a home gym set up.

The gated and secured grounds have mature landscaping, large expanses of lawns, lots of off-street parking and a boomarang-shaped heated swimming pool with and adjoining pool cabana.

aerial photo (from 2003): Pacific Coast News
listing photo: Coldwell Banker