Los Angeles Home Once Owned By ‘Inspector Gadget’ Creator Lists For $12 Million

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The former home of "Inspector Gadget" creator Andy Heyward is for sale in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, for $12 million.

With its wrap-around porch, gently gabled roofs and saltbox design, this newly listed Bel-Air home seems more likely to be found in New England than Southern California—but a hillside setting overlooking the canyons and the city below makes it quintessentially Los Angeles.

And like many L.A. properties, this one comes with its own slice of celebrity history. The $12-million residence was previously owned by media mogul and racecar team owner Jay Penske, who sold the place in 2011 to Inspector Gadget creator Andy Heyward for $7.25 million. During Heyward’s ownership, the property was extensively enhanced before selling in 2018 for $8.5 million.

Media mogul and racecar team owner Jay Penske sold the property to Heyward in 2011, according to reports. (HILTON & HYLAND)

Tucked behind a private gate at the end of a long driveway, the traditional-style home went through extensive reimagining in 2011, including changing the exterior facade from brown shakes to white wooden siding.

The property features an expansive deck with views of the canyon and cityscape. (HILTON & HYLAND)

The 5,580-square-foot layout fits five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a step-down living room, a center-island kitchen, and a formal dining room.

Vintage fixtures and gold accents lend an East Coast vibe to the chef’s kitchen. (HILTON & HYLAND)

Wide paneled wooden floors run throughout, as do a variety of decorative touches like shiplapped ceilings, beaded crown molding and ornately framed fireplaces.

The East Coast-vibe home features extensive millwork and built-ins. (HILTON & HYLAND)

French doors lead to a library outfitted with impressive wood-paneled shelving.

Upstairs, two balconies are attached to the primary suite, including dual-walk-in closets and a spa bathroom with a standing tub.

The property spans more than acre of park-like grounds. (HILTON & HYLAND)

Though more traditional in styling and design, the home features luxury spaces such as en-suite guest rooms, a movie theater and a wine tasting room.

Shaped to the hillside, a spacious patio backs the property and takes in far-reaching views.

The saltwater swimming pool features an infinity edge with a cascading waterfall feature. (HILTON & HYLAND)

An expansive, grassy lawn wraps from front to side of the home, leading to the salt-water infinity pool.

The listing is held by Denise Moreno and Gordon MacGeachy of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland.

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