Ed O'Neill: A 'Modern' man goes Midcentury
Ed O'Neill of "Modern Family" has bought a Brentwood home from cinematographer Robert Richardson for $3.05 million.

The ranch-style house was designed by Cliff May in 1953 as his personal residence. May, known as the father of the ranch house, designed it as an experiment in open plan living, with walls enclosing only the two bathrooms. Long drapes and rolling cabinets defined the other rooms.
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The home was later restored and refined by L.A.-based Marmol Radziner. Walls of glass open to park-like grounds, and a 288-square-foot skylight brings natural light into the house. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, motorized black-out window coverings and walnut cabinetry.

O'Neill, 65, has played patriarch Jay Pritchett on the sitcom since 2009. He also is known for his starring role on "Married With Children" (1987-97).

Richardson, 55, won Oscars for "JFK" (1991) and "The Aviator" (2004). His credits also include "Shutter Island" (2010) and "Inglourious Basterds" (2009).

The property had been listed at $3,495,000.

Barry Sloane of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Nancie Richards and Dawn Robertson of the Brokerage Beverly Hills represented O'Neill.

He won't make anymore house calls here

TV host Phil McGraw and his wife, Robin, have sold their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills for $12 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.

The gated property of nearly three-quarters of an acre has a main house, a detached guesthouse, an outdoor dining room and a swimming pool. Features include a two-story entry, a theater, a gym, a billiard room, temperature-controlled wine storage, eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

McGraw, 60, started his daily "Dr. Phil" show in 2002. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a bestselling author.

The property had come on the market in July at $16.5 million. The couple bought the house in 2002 for about $7.5 million, according to Times archives.

Billy Dolan of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, was the listing agent. Myra Nourmand and Fariba Meskin of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.

Ready to give up Encino location

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have listed their Encino home for sale at $3,199,000.