Best known as the series creator and executive producer for the AMC television drama Mad Men, Matthew Weiner has listed his Spanish colonial home on the Los Angeles real estate market for $1.8 million.
It’s too bad walls can’t talk, because we’re all dying to know what happens in the fifth season. According to the Los Angeles Times, the show’s long hiatus has been due to a dispute between AMC and Weiner. The channel’s proposal to shorten each episode by two minutes in order to add commercial time and cut the cast budget didn’t go over well with the executive producer who says the changes would fundamentally make Mad Men a “different show.”
Thankfully for fans, Weiner has signed a new deal and the show is scheduled to start in March of 2012. But negotiation didn’t come cheap; the Mad Men creator will be paid handsomely for staying with the show ($10 million per season to be exact), making him one of the most highly paid producers in cable television. That could explain the rumors reported by Real Estalker that Weiner bought talk show host Leeza Gibbons’ home near Nicolas Canyon for $4.795 million.
Although his new home is reported to be much grander and offer way more privacy, it still has that old LA feel to it, similar to the residence he’s currently listing on the real estate market.
Built in 1933, Weiner’s 4-bedroom, 4-bath home sits on a small lot surrounded by a gated private courtyard in the Fairfax district. Featuring 3,525 square feet of living space, Weiner’s home has a formal dining room, grand staircase, maid’s quarter and a “bright” kitchen which overlooks the pool and private yard.
The most notable part of the home is the “old-school stove” which he is “completely obsessed with” according to a feature of the property in the New York Times. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the Mad Men creator who helped popularize America’s returned fascination with mid-century modern design.
Listed by Leah Brenner of Coldwell Banker, a monthly payment on Weiners’s home would be $6,743, assuming a 20 percent down payment with a 30-year-fixed mortgage, according to Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.