Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart Sells $14.5M Bel Air Estate

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart  (2013 CBS Photo Archive)

Award-winning funnyman Bob Newhart has finally sold his 1.37-acre Bel Air estate in California for $14.5 million, Variety says.

The 1941 French country -- style mansion, which has been on and off the market for about three years, includes 9,000-plus square feet of living space. It features five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a step-down living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace. The home also has a lovely, lagoon pool with waterfall.

Newhart purchased the house in 1990 for $4.2 million, records show. He originally put it on the market for $15.5 million.

Newhart, who has a Grammy, Golden Globe, and Emmy in his trophy room, is a comic actor and writer arguably best known for a duet of long-running TV sitcoms cleverly titled, "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Newhart." In 2013, he won his first prime-time Emmy for four guest appearances on "The Big Bang Theory."

Now 86, the deadpan comedian still performs to sold-out crowds around the country.