Syndicated Courtroom King Lists Palisades Home

The leafy Rustic Canyon home
Photos courtesy of Pacific Union International

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

The man behind two longtime syndicated courtroom TV shows, producer and entertainment executive Larry Lyttle, is listing his Rustic Canyon home for sale at $11.8 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Lyttle is known for his work on “Judge Judy,” which has been on the air since its 1996 debut, and “Judge Joe Brown,” which ran from 1998 to 2013. He served as an executive with Warner Bros. Television and was president of Spelling Television before he led Big Ticket Productions.

He also played a part in developing series, including “Murphy Brown,” “Night Court” and “Moesha.”

Lyttle has owned the double-lot home for more than 20 years. He added a second story to the 1956-built home with architect Warren Wolf Wagner.

The half-acre lot features a gate and tall hedges, and is located among mature landscaping and trees.

The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is designed with open-plan living and dining rooms with vaulted ceilings and more than 5,600 square feet of living space.

Throughout the home there are three fireplaces, and a master suite that features his and hers bathrooms, a sitting room, and a pair of walk-in closets.

The lot includes a swimming pool and spa, a built-in barbecue and patio space—all designed for entertaining.

The listing is held by Robert Morton of the Smith & Berg Partners team with Pacific Union International. Morton himself has a history in television, including two Emmy Awards and 10 nominations, most notably as executive producer of David Letterman’s shows.