Buy Joe Barbera’s Studio City Estate

Joe Barbera

Sheila Barbera, the wife of the late Hanna-Barbera co-founder Joe Barbera, has listed their Studio City estate for $6.795 million dollars. According to the LA Times, Mrs. Barbera “will be making her primary residence at her Old Las Palmas estate in Palm Springs.”

The 2-acre property has a 6,900 square foot feet home with 4 bedrooms, staff quarters, and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the living room. There’s also a 7,200 square feet car garage, lighted tennis court, pool and spa. The home was built in 1988 so it’s not the site of any real animation history, unless you’re an admirer of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo and Jetsons: The Movie.

The home is listed by Karen Misraje of Partners Trust, Beverly Hills. Here’s the ALL-CAPS listing from her site:

ONE ENTERS THIS GATED ESTATE ALONG A WINDING DRIVEWAY TO A LARGE MOTOR COURT WITH A GRANDE PORTE-CO-CHERE. THIS TRADITION CLASSIC, COMMISSIONED IN 1988, IS A GATED BYRD DESIGN ESTATE AND IS SITUATED ON APPROXIMATELY 2 ACRES IN FRYMAN CANYON. THE ESTATE RESONATES SERENITY AND A COMFORTABLE FAMILY LIFESTYLE. IF OFFERS A CENTER ENTRY WITH A POWDER ROOM, A LIVING ROOM WITH FLOOR TO CEILING STONE FIREPLACE AND ACCESS TO AN OUTSIDE TERRACE WITH TREE TOP CANYON VIEWS. THE FORMAL DINING ROOM SEATS 10 GUESTS COMFORTABLY TO A MAXIMUN OF 16 GUESTS. THE GRACIOUS FAMILY ROOM/DEN HAS A FULL BAR, A FLOOR TO CEILING STONE FIREPLACE AND BEAUTIFULLY DESIGN LEADED GLASS WINDOW. THE MASTER SUITE IS ON THE MAIN FLOOR WITH A MASTER BATH AND A HUGE MASTER CLOSET. THE MASTER SUITE HAS VIEWS TO COLORFUL FOILAGE AND MATURE TREES. THE KITCHEN OFFERS A SUBZERO REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER, A VIKING COOKTOP, BUILT-IN OVENS, CENTER ISLAND WITH SINK, WARMING DRAWERS AND A TRASH COMPACTOR WITH OVERVIEWS TO A PARK-LIKE SETTING. IN THE MAIN RESIDENCE THERE ARE 3 ADDITIONAL FAMILY BEDROOM SUITES, 1 STAFF SUITE, A LARGE LAUNDRY ROOM AND 2 STAIRCASES. A “GENTLEMAN’S” CAR GARAGE OFFERS 7200 SQ. FEET OF SPACE. THE SPACE IN THE GARAGE HAS ROOM FOR A NUMBER OF AUTOMOBILES, A PRIVATE GENTLEMAN’S OFFICE OR PLAYROOM, AN ADMISTRATIVE OFFICE, A STORAGE ROOM WITH A ROLL-UP DOOR AND A BATH. THERE IS A OUTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT PATIO ADJACENT THE POOL AND SPA. THIS ESTATE ALSO HAS A SECLUDED CHAMPIONSHIP LIGHTED TENNIS COURT AND ITS OWN COMMERCIAL GENARATOR. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!


  • joecab

    Darn, and I was all ready to make a bid until you mentioned when it was built, too. :P

  • Bill

    “A Private Gentleman’s Office” indeed.

  • Roland Denby

    This is the home the Barberas moved into after the Northridge earthquake. Their previous home in Sherman Oaks home was destroyed.

  • Michael

    I want the home that was built around the time of Yo Yogi. ;)

  • cartoondavid

    the obligatory tennis courts, but….could he even play at his age? Maybe it just raises the property value.

  • http://www.MouseTracksOnline.com Greg Ehrbar

    I wonder if Sheila might organize a 5K run there before she sells the estate.

    You already know where I’m going with this — that way, we can see the same house, trees, pool and tennis court go by over and over and over again as we run by them.

  • Katellagate

    For the amount of commission this real estate chick is gonna make on a $7 mil property sale, she really needs to learn how not to write like a pretentious sixth-grader, and what all those red wavy lines mean under her text.

  • http://www.damianosketchblog.com DamianoD

    Sweet, just wish I had the cash!

  • http://www.caricaturesbydave.com Dave Stephens

    I just couldn’t read all that text in all caps, so I copied the text into my word processing program and hit the “make readable” button… Enjoy!

    One enters this gated estate along a winding driveway to a large motor court with a grande porte-co-chere. This tradition classic, commissioned in 1988, is a gated byrd design estate and is situated on approximately 2 acres in fryman canyon. The estate resonates serenity and a comfortable family lifestyle. If offers a center entry with a powder room, a living room with floor to ceiling stone fireplace and access to an outside terrace with tree top canyon views. The formal dining room seats 10 guests comfortably to a maximun of 16 guests. The gracious family room/den has a full bar, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and beautifully design leaded glass window. The master suite is on the main floor with a master bath and a huge master closet. The master suite has views to colorful foilage and mature trees. The kitchen offers a subzero refrigerator and freezer, a viking cooktop, built-in ovens, center island with sink, warming drawers and a trash compactor with overviews to a park-like setting. In the main residence there are 3 additional family bedroom suites, 1 staff suite, a large laundry room and 2 staircases. A “gentleman’s” car garage offers 7200 sq. Feet of space. The space in the garage has room for a number of automobiles, a private gentleman’s office or playroom, an admistrative office, a storage room with a roll-up door and a bath. There is a outside entertainment patio adjacent the pool and spa. This estate also has a secluded championship lighted tennis court and its own commercial genarator. Shown by appointment only!

    • Jessica stadler

      even a pretentious sixth-grader could spell “generator” correctly!

    • Katellagate

      Thanks for making this readable in Non-Caps. Oy! So many references to the “gentleman’s” facilities. Sounds like there’s a strip club hidden behind the walls.

      • http://www.oddballcomics.com Scott Shaw!

        With Mr. B’s reputation, there probably WAS a secret strip club concealed behind the wall, sort of a combination between Hef’s Playboy Mansion and HELP! IT’S THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH’s zoo enclosure…

  • Vic

    Why do I feel like Seth McFarlane is going to buy this, just ’cause he can?

  • http://www.segaltoons.com Steve Segal

    “TRASH COMPACTOR WITH OVERVIEWS TO A PARK-LIKE SETTING”

    It’s just like an animator to consider the needs of a hard working trash compactor.

    • John A

      Well, the way I see it, if you have a “park like setting” you’re going to need a trash compactor to discourage any tie-wearing bears looking for a handout or an unguarded pic-a-nic basket.

      • http://www.segaltoons.com Steve Segal

        Inside the trash compactor is probably an overweight hippo with an attitude.

  • Larry

    Seth MacFarlane won’t buy it unless he can put in a runway for the private jet.