The Pacific Palisades home of television producer Steven Bochco reached the open market recently.
Bochco, a writer-minded producer who helped give fellow NYPD Blue co-creator and Deadwood creator David Milch a well-deserved audience, died in 2014. His former residence is a splendid seven-bedroom estate on 1.39 acres designed by noted L.A.-area architect Paul Williams, whose other works in and around the city include the famous 1938-built Holmby Hills Colonial Revival that, once upon a Hollywood, housed Audrey Hepburn, David Niven and Mia Farrow.
Bochco’s property was built a year before that home. It is situated in the city’s Riviera neighborhood, and offers 10,853 sq. ft. of interiors. The double lot is expanse enough to accommodate a tile-lined pool and spa and cabana, guest house, sunken tennis court, lawns and several elder specimens enclosed in circular beds amid leafy and very private landscaping.
The interiors of the main home and guest house have seen relatively recent updates, and offer a clean, soft, engaging atmosphere that is drenched in light and just warm enough to be inviting. Details include a coffered ceiling or two, French doors and casements, a step-down living room, floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, white-painted brick fireplaces, satin-finished plank and, in the kitchen, what appears to be original tile and a small wood-burning fireplace with a brick-capped storage hearth.