Arsenio Hall Buys ‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray’s Glitzy Tarzana Mansion

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In today’s flaming hot real estate market, even a fickle decision can prove profitable. Just take Hollywood actor Sean Murray, who over the summer paid about $4.8 million for a nearly-new Los Angeles mansion in the city’s Tarzana suburb. But only a month later — practically before the ink on the deed had dried — the Australian-born “NCIS” star changed his mind and hoisted the house back onto the market, seeking nearly $5 million. It does not appear Murray and his longtime wife Carrie made any significant changes to the property or even moved into the place, for that matter.

The newly staged listing unexpectedly spawned a bidding war, and the property sold in just one month for $5.2 million. That’s $200,000 over the ask and a whopping $350,000 more than Murray had paid just a couple months prior, though it seems likely most of that “profit” was eaten up by realtor fees, other closing costs and taxes.

Records reveal the home’s latest new owner is former talk show host Arsenio Hall, whose lucratively syndicated “Arsenio Hall Show” ruled the TV airwaves during the late 1980s and early ’90s, effectively making the Ohio native “set for life,” in his own words. But Hall left Hollywood abruptly following the show’s 1994 cancellation and has remained mostly off the radar ever since, though he won his season of the “Celebrity Apprentice” in 2012 and later hosted a short-lived CBS revival of his eponymous talk show.

Presumably Hall will soon opt to sell his current Los Angeles home, a massive and eye-poppingly idiosyncratic estate hidden high in the remote Topanga mountains between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley. Acquired and built by Hall during his professional salad days in the early ’90s, that 30+ acre compound includes a vaguely Santa Fe-style main mansion, several additional structures, a mini golf course, large pond and a tennis court.

As for the Tarzana mansion, it was built in 2019 and packs six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms into nearly 6,500 square feet. Though the place looks decidedly current, it does so without adhering to any particular architectural style. Airy, open-plan interiors spill out via “disappearing” walls of glass to the backyard, which flaunts a zero-edge pool/spa, dual cabanas, an outdoor kitchen and sports court. The pancake-flat property itself spans more than a third of an acre.

Lina Soifer of Compass held the listing; Josh Altman and Sam Collins of The Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman repped the buyer.

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