Shonda Rhimes Has Sold Her Stunning L.A. Mansion for a Record-Breaking $21 Million — See Inside!

The TV powerhouse purchased her home from actress Patricia Heaton for $8.8 million in 2014

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Shonda Rhimes is officially moving out of her massive mansion in Los Angeles's Hancock Park neighborhood.

The TV titan — who created the shows Scandal and Private Practice, to name a few — put her seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom estate on the market for a cool $25 million in July, PEOPLE reported at the time. It was listed with Ed Solórzano of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.

Now, the property has officially sold for a record-breaking $21 million, PEOPLE can confirm. Previously, the highest price ever paid for a single-family home in the neighborhood was $19 million, in early 2020.

Rhimes, 51, purchased the three-level, 11,749-square-foot residence, which sits on 1.14 acres of land, from actress Patricia Heaton for $8.8 million back in 2014, Variety reports. She then worked with architect Bill Baldwin on a five-year renovation project, taking the 1923 build down to the studs and working to replicate the original facade of the house based on historical photos.

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Inside, the mom of three employed renowned White House designer Michael S. Smith to overhaul the interiors. In her cover story for Architectural Digest three years ago, Rhimes described Smith's signature style, which he translated into her home, as "classic California — if a little bit romantic."

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Guests enter the home through the foyer, which features grey-and-white marble, a skylight and a blown-glass chandelier. Several living spaces are found on the main level, including a large family room that leads out to the back garden, a library with a fireplace (Rhimes's favorite room in the house), a two-story gallery and the eat-in chef's kitchen.

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Six of the bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, are on the upper level. The main bedroom, which comprises the entire south wing of the house, has a sitting room and walk-in dressing room.

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The lower level of the home is all about fun: It consists of a theater room with stadium seating, a snack bar and a kids' playroom.

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Outside, the massive backyard is equipped with a cabana, pool and hot tub, and an extensive stone patio with an outdoor fireplace and kitchen area with plenty of space to dine al fresco.

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A separate guest house and a full-service hair salon and wellness center are also in the backyard.

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The gardens are one of the home's most stunning features: Rhimes enjoyed an herb garden, mature trees and landscaping and a "hedged secret garden," according to the original listing.

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Rhimes shared the home with her three children: daughters Emerson Pearl, Beckett and Harper.

According to Variety, she owns two other properties in L.A. and a two-bedroom penthouse in New York City, which she picked up four years ago.

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