Late TV Legend Alex Trebek’s Longtime Studio City Home Sells for $6.45M
While it’s unclear if there were multiple contestants, someone just won in the game of buying late Jeopardy! host Alex’s Trebek’s LA home. The nearly 10,000-square-foot abode listed in January for $6.95 million and has closed for $6.45 million. That is, after a significant estate sale took place at the property, to which fans and admirers flocked.
Tucked in Studio City, this isn’t just some spread the TV icon dropped into every once and a while, but his primary residence of roughly 30 years. Trebek owned it almost as long as he was at the helm of Jeopardy!, which he hosted from 1984 until his passing in 2020. A solid seven years into the gig in 1991, Trebek bought this dwelling for $2.15 million, according to the NY Post.
Upon the 1.5-acre grounds, a Mediterranean-style main house and guest house are immersed in vibrant greenery. Gardens, fountains, mature trees, and a pool and spa all help create the magical outdoor setting. Inside, the rooms are traditional and ornate with rich colors weaved throughout. The new owner may choose to modernize the circa-1923 home, but its core architectural aspects, such as the dramatic rotunda ceilings, are surely treasures to keep.
It’s easy to picture Trebek kicking back with family in the home theater or dining al fresco after a day of filming the game show at Sony Pictures Studios. Sold by his widow, Jean, the five-bedroom listing was even represented by their daughter Emily Trebek, an agent with Compass. Renee Ogiens, also of Compass, co-listed it.