Shonda Rhimes has splashed out $15.17 million on a sprawling mansion in Westport, Connecticut.
The 52-year-old TV screenwriter bought the spectacular 11-bedroom property from toy company founders Melissa and Doug, Doug and Melissa Bernstein.
A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column: ‘It’s a high sign that Westport is very valuable and that a big house in this town costs a lot of money, regardless of neighborhood.
The property — which covers approximately 7.5 acres of land — includes a basketball court, bowling alleys, arcade, home theater, and billiards room. The mansion has up to eight fireplaces and its own pizza oven.
Karen Scott, listing rep for Compass, recently discussed the sale on social media. However, she did not mention the buyer’s name at the time.
Shortly after closing the deal, Karen wrote on Instagram, “Honored to have represented my clients in the sale of this exclusive residential complex. Unmatched almost anywhere, this magnificent property was traded last week as the highest non-waterfront transfer of ownership in Westport (sic) history.”
Shonda is one of the most influential people in the television industry, having created shows such as ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’.
And Shonda previously admitted she wrote eight different endings for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
Discussing the future of the show, Shonda explained, “I wrote the ending of this show, I mean, eight good times.
“I was like, ‘And this will be the end!’ Or, ‘That will be the last thing ever said or done!’ And all these things have already happened. So I’m giving up, you know what I mean?”