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The Real Deal Los Angeles

“Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta lists home for $5 million

The pocket listing is in a decidedly not ugly spot
December 30, 2016 10:30AM

Horta’s 4,100 four-bedroom home. Photo credit: The Agency. Inset: Silvio Horta.

Silvio Horta, who created and produced the TV series “Ugly Betty,” is looking to sell his house above the Sunset Strip for $5 million in an off-market deal.

Horta bought the 4,100-square-foot 1920s Spanish Colonial for just under $2.4 million in May 2007, according to Variety. The two-story four-bedroom home is situated high above the street and is only accessible via a secured pedestrian gate that opens to a long staircase. The spacious master suite has a corner fireplace and sky-lit bathroom with a a steam-equipped shower and soaking tub, according to Variety.

The property previously belonged to Joe Escalante, who played bass for the rock band The Vandals and founded Kung Fu Records, the magazine reported.

Horta adapted “Ugly Betty,” which stopped airing in 2010, from the Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty La Fea.” Horta also reportedly owns a pair of homes in Miami. [Variety] — Gabrielle Paluch