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Whoever knew that the freak-haired TRAX store manager, Iona, in cult film favorite Pretty in Pink, would ever turn out to be the put-together business woman, Mary Jo Jackson Shively on television’s seven-year run of Designing Women? From an interior designer to the character of an unconventional teacher in an inner-city school continuously exposed to danger in Dangerous Minds, she has the enviable skill to play her character rather than playing Annie Potts. A chameleon in front of the camera, even at the more mature age of 61, Annie retains that impish, somewhat wistful smile and clear stare that tells you she’s certainly not finished yet. Annie Potts with pixie shine in her eyes, always has you wondering what she’s going to do next. With 30 films and 33 television programs under her belt, she returned this year to Broadway where she plays the role of Berthe in the musical Pippin.
Annie and husband, producer-director Jim Hayman, are selling their charming hacienda in the Tarzana bedroom community of Los Angeles. Annie and Jim aren’t the only celebrities who have gravitated to this home. Past owners have included Robert Wagner and Robert Montgomery and others, but it’s Annie who added the heartbeat. Built in 1934 in sprawling Spanish hacienda-style, the house is tucked into its 1.5 acres behind an iron gate, cloaked in the total privacy of its lush foliage. True to the craftsmanship of the era, the red barrel-tiled roof, plastered walls, fountains and lily pond are just the introduction to an interior of terracotta floor tiles and baseboards under heavily beamed and airy ceilings. Architectural details include the many fireplaces, arched doors and windows, original built-ins, tiled door surrounds and so much more. Disappearing doors open the house to multiple outdoor living spaces; one under a vine laden pergola and others open to the sky. The 6,481-square-foot home has five bedrooms, six baths, formal and family rooms with the master suite sporting its own kiva fireplace, guest house, private patio and lap pool. Fireplaces abound, whether traditional or kiva-styled and main rooms open out to the large outdoor living area with full kitchen, large pool and spa - all surrounded by tropical vegetation. The large cheerful kitchen with its eye popping and wonderful tile work is the happiest part of an already very happy property. Annie has clearly sprinkled this wonderful historical structure with her own brand of pixie dust making it warm, welcoming and, yes . . . a very happy place to come home to. For more information.
The magical home of Annie Potts, loaded with charm and a style, has just been listed for sale. Happiness priced at $6.495 million.