AGT Judge Howie Mandel Sells Custom-Built Hollywood Hills Farmhouse for $9.5M — See Inside!

America, Howie Mandel has got his own talent: flipping houses!

The America’s Got Talent judge, 64, recently sold his Hollywood Hills farmhouse for $9,500,000 after purchasing it for $2,620,000 in 2018 and giving it a major makeover, PEOPLE can confirm. The listing was held by Danielle Peretz of the Agency.

The comedian and his wife, Terry, designed and built the 9,900-square-foot home from the ground up after tearing down the single-story ranch that was previously on the property, the Los Angeles Times reports. The project was finished earlier this year, resulting in a six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion on 1.3 acres of land.  

According to the listing, the property sits above street level in the celebrity-favorite neighborhood, offering plenty of privacy for homeowners. 

Inside, a movie theater, bar, gym, office and glass-enclosed wine room are scattered throughout the home’s three stories, along with an open-concept kitchen, formal dining room and indoor-outdoor living room. Custom floor-to-ceiling windows can be found throughout, offering plenty of sunlight and views of the landscaped backyard. 

The backyard is designed to mimic a resort setting with a pool and spa surrounded by lounge chairs and plenty of greenery. Pocket doors from the living room lead out to a covered patio, which has a barbeque and large table for dining al fresco.

Property records show that Mandel first listed the home for sale for $10,495,900 in June before dropping the price to $9,999,500 in August. 

The Toronto native has done numerous real estate deals in the past decade, the Times reports, including listing another custom home in Malibu in 2013, which sold for $7 million. In 2014, he bought a home in Encino, and then picked up two condos in Santa Monica for a combined $4 million in 2016.

Mandel and his wife have been married since 1980, and share son Alex, 31, and daughters Jackelyn, 36, and Riley, 28. 

The star has used some of his time throughout the coronavirus pandemic to support local businesses. In April, he teamed up with social retail platform talkshoplive to launch an initiative assisting small business owners in reaching customers, telling their story and selling their products during COVID-19.

He also teamed up with ePlay Digital Inc. to launch the Breakout the Masks Charity Campaign as well as the Howie’s Games project, PEOPLE announced exclusively in April.

Breakout the Masks helps provide N95 face masks, portable ventilators, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment to doctors, nurses and more frontline workers.

The Howie’s Games project is a series of mobile app games which will allow users to not only have fun while social distancing, but also help healthcare workers get the much-needed supplies.

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