"Amazing Race" creators spend $5.5M in Santa Monica

Bertram Van Munster and his wife, Elise Doganieri, bought the three-bedroom, two-bath at 478 21st Place in Santa Monica from Mary Utick for $5.5 million on Nov. 25.

Utick paid $1.928 million for the property in March 2004.

Van Munster is an award-winning Dutch-American television producer and co-creator of the Emmy award-winning CBS reality television show "The Amazing Race." He's won six primetime Emmy Awards for the show.

He was also a field producer on the television series "Cops" and together with his wife, produced Oprah Winfrey's reality show "Oprah's Big Give."

Doganieri is also a co-creator and co-executive producer of CBS reality television show "The Amazing Race."

There were 497 home sales in Santa Monica in 2008, with a median sales price of $875,000.

Address: 478 21st Place
Buyer(s): Bertram Vanmunster and Elise Doganieri
Seller(s): Mary Utick
Sale date: Nov. 25, 2008