Alex Trebek’s Studio City estate – that the late “Jeopardy!” host held for three decades until his death in 2020 – changed hands for $6.45 million.
That’s exactly triple the price Trebek paid in 1991 when he bought it for $2.15 million, records show. His widow, Jean, put the house up for sale for $7 million in January. His daughter, Emily Trebek of Compass, handled the sale.
The $6.45 million deal ranks as Studio City’s second most expensive home sale so far this year, and that’s no surprise. The 99-year-old home is 10,000 square feet and sits on 1.5 acres in Fryman Estates, one of the most expensive pockets in the neighborhood.
Inside are five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a handful of lavish living areas. There’s a two-story entrance with dual staircases, a lounge under a dramatic rotunda, and a gold and white wet bar.
The two-story fireplace. (Compass)
The dome. (Compass)
The dining room. (Compass)
The kitchen. (Compass)
The library. (Compass)
The wet bar. (Compass)
The bathroom. (Compass)
The terrace. (Compass)
The backyard. (Compass)
The swimming pool. (Compass)
The gardens. (Compass)
The driveway. (Compass)
Aerial view of the enclosure. (Compass)
The exterior. (Compass)
Another highlight is the media room, which includes a library with a stone fireplace at one end and a cinema room with a purple-colored carpet and curtains at the other.
To the rear, the park-like grounds include patios that lead to a guest house, a fountain, and a swimming pool with a slide. Beyond is Wilacre Park, a 128-acre nature reserve. The resort is about a 30-minute drive from Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, where “Jeopardy!” is filmed.
Hailing from Canada, Trebek hosted “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons from 1984 to 2020. During that time, he won eight Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host and also received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Emily Trebek and Renee Ogiens, both at Compass, held the list. Andrew Dinsky of Equity Union represented the buyer.