Writing cult television dramas practically all by himself, selling houses--is anything difficult for Mad Men creator and showrunner Matthew Weiner (besides contract negotiations)? Just in time for the premiere of season five, Weiner and architect wife Linda Brettler have sold their house, only a few months after listing and for pretty close to their asking price. They listed the house in the Fairfax district (with seriously lovely tiled kitchen) back in late November, asking $1.8 million; escrow closed a few weeks ago with a final sale price of $1.725 million. Meanwhile, we'd heard talk via Real Estalker that back in 2010, Weiner and Brettler had bought the Blair Mansion near Nichols Canyon, which is rumored to have belonged to Joan Crawford, but probably didn't. We've now gotten a few more little clues that this is in fact their new place. The 1924 house was designed by George H. Fruehling, according to Paradise Leased, and has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a pool, and more than an acre of land (these photos comes from the old listing, and although no significant permits have been pulled, it's possible that they've done some work on the house). Weiner and Brettler paid $4.795 million.
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