TV tycoon Nigel Lythgoe gives Bel-Air home sale another whirl

So you think you can double your money in Bel-Air? Nigel Lythgoe, the TV mogul behind “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” just relisted his posh estate overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club golf course for $14.25 million.



a train that is on top of a lush green hillside: The cul-de-sac compound includes a 1930s home, two-story guesthouse, swimming pool and tiered garden overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club golf course. (Marcelo Lagos)


© (Marcelo Lagos)
The cul-de-sac compound includes a 1930s home, two-story guesthouse, swimming pool and tiered garden overlooking the Bel-Air Country Club golf course. (Marcelo Lagos)

That’s about twice the $7.48 million he paid for it through a trust a decade ago, property records show.

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Once owned by “All in the Family” actress Jean Stapleton, the pedigreed property spans three quarters of an acre and includes a 1930s residence and a two-story guesthouse. In between the two homes, a grassy backyard wraps around a swimming pool.

Traditional in style, the main house holds four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a handful of elegant living spaces across 5,200 square feet.

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