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Hollywood producer Steven Bochco’s Napa wine country mansion for sale: $8.5 million


The Napa Valley estate of Steven Bochco—creator of the iconic television shows “L.A. Law,” “Hillstreet Blues” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”—served as a private getaway offering expansive views of the wine country. The European-style mansion hit the market Wednesday, listed at $8.5 million.

The late television writer/producer and his wife Dayna liked to come up to the Northern California property to escape Hollywood life and relax, according to a representative of Hillary Ryan of Compass, the co-listing agent with Ginger Martin of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sitting along the ridge of the Mayacamas Mountains on 47 acres, the 5,600-square-foot home is just a few minutes from the famous Opus One Winery, and about 20 minutes from downtown Napa shops and restaurants.

The mansion was built in 2002, Dayna told Bloomberg in an article. She and her husband fell in love with the place and bought it in 2008.

“We’d go up almost once a month and spend three or four days there,” Bochco told Bloomberg. “It was a place to chill out.”

The main house, located in Oakville CA, has three bedroom suites and three and a half baths, while the guesthouse has two bedrooms and two baths.

The home’s French doors open to outdoor entertaining areas, patios, trellises and a large pool and spa.

“This property offers the utmost privacy in a serene setting, yet (is) a close drive to world class Napa Valley restaurants and wineries,” according to the listing.

The property has gardens and a mature olive grove, too.

A guest house, completed in 2009, has 1,000 square feet of living space with a living room and two additional bedroom suites.

Bochco was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. He died from the disease in 2018.