Alex Trebek’s Widow Picks Up Revamped Studio City Traditional
Now that the sprawling Los Angeles estate she shared with her late husband for decades has popped up on the market , Jean Currivan Trebek is making a fresh residential start. Property records reveal that the longtime wife of legendary “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek — who died from pancreatic cancer in 2020 at age 80 — has purchased a smaller three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that’s practically right around the corner, and in the same Fryman Canyon neighborhood of Studio City where she’s long resided.
The seller was “Clockwatchers” director Jill Sphrecher , who picked up the place in back in 2007 for $1.8 million and held onto it for 15 years before ultimately selling to Trebek — a native New Yorker and professional Reiki healer — for $3.8 million. Originally built way back in 1959, the listing touts that the split-level structure has been “extensively updated.”
Tucked away on a little more than a quarter-acre of land, and fronted by an attached three-car garage and towering trees, Trebek’s newly acquired residence is relatively unassuming with its cream-colored stucco façade. Inside is where the magic unfolds, complete with over 3,600 square feet of mostly white and light-filled living space complemented with dark hardwood floors and soaring ceilings. Glass doors throughout open to provide seamless indoor/outdoor environs.
Among the highlights are a spacious living room resting under a vaulted wood-beam ceiling and sporting a stone fireplace, plus an updated gourmet kitchen outfitted with marble countertops, an eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances. A butler’s pantry connects to a formal hexagon-shaped dining room with French doors to the backyard, and there’s also a fireside family room. The inviting master suite features a sitting area and walk-in closet. A spa-like bath includes dual vanities, a dressing area, and soaking tub placed beneath large windows overlooking the heavily wooded yard
Elsewhere in the house is an office space that could easily be converted into a fourth bedroom, per the listing; and outdoors, the terraced backyard holds several spaces for al fresco dining and lounging, a professionally designed water creek, and small oval-shaped pool surrounded by a flagstone sun deck.