Which Actor Turned a $10 Million Home Into Kid-Friendly Pad?

Get the inside deets on a certain Emmy-winning funnyman's Bel-Air abode

By Marc Malkin Jul 14, 2011 12:15 AMTags
Guess WhoPhotography by Roger Davies/Architectural Digest

Ay, caramba, indeed!

While a certain television and movie actor's home may not be as massive as some of the neighboring estates in his Bel-Air neighborhood, his abode certainly ain't shabby. Said actor, who was once married to an Academy Award-winning actress, shares the home with his longtime girlfriend and their two-year-old son.

And now he's showing off the pricey property (he paid $10 million for it two years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times) in Architectural Digest just as his new bluesy flick is about to hit theaters.

Can you guess who owns this corner of West Coast charm?

The 1932 home belongs to Hank Azaria, the Emmy-winning Simpsons actor who will next be seen as the evil Gargamel opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Sofia Vergara in the new Smurfs movie.

The 8,500-square-foot Monterey Colonial-style house has both city and ocean views. Decorated by celebrity designer Trip Haenisch (Courteney Cox is also a client), it includes five bedrooms, a family room, gym, screening room, two terraces, a pool, a gazebo, a sports court and a playhouse.

Azaria's favorite room is his office, which doubles as a poker room. Girlfriend Katie Wright loves the kitchen, where the couple's friends tend to gather as she cooks dishes with vegetables grown in her garden.

The house is also very kid-friendly for their son, Hal. "Trip had the idea to cover the sofa in the family room in teddy-bear fabric, which I still get a kick out of," Azaria tells writer Rob Haskall.

Most known for his work voicing many of the characters on The Simpsons, is it any wonder that his animated family is celebrated with a collection of illustrated cels from the show hanging on a wall in the barn off the kitchen?

Here's hoping Matt Groening's animated depiction of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be added to the wall one day—that is if the royal couple has a change of heart.