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Ryan Murphy, the 'most powerful man in TV,' is selling his $18 million home — take a look inside

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In May, The New Yorker called Ryan Murphy "the most powerful man in TV."

Now Murphy, the creator of "Nip/Tuck," "Glee," "American Horror Story," "Feud," "American Crime Story" and "Pose," which premiered on FX in June, is selling his six-bedroom home in Laguna Beach for $18 million.

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The 1.25-acre home designed by local architect Mark Singer was featured on the February 2017 issue of Architectural Digest.

Past the private, gated motor court, the main residence is laid out in a single level facing the Pacific Ocean, with floor-to-ceiling windows capturing the sunset.

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There is an expansive outside area with views, as well as gardens leading to a secluded garden oasis with heated lap pool and pavilion.

The residence comes with a separate guest house that features ocean and city views.

In the 2017 interview with Architectural Digest, Murphy says he bought the home in 2003.

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"Set on a stunning plot of land, the Laguna home was always a dream, purchased with my first real money (from the pilot of 'Nip/Tuck'). My oldest friend, Bart Brown, also a real-estate junkie, visited the property with me on a sunny January afternoon, and I bought it on the spot," Murphy says. "Peaceful, clean-lined, modern, and oddly quirky, my finally finished family home embodies my fantasy of California — glamorous but effortless, a place to dream and retreat — and how I pictured myself living here when I was kid.

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The property located at 1179 Temple Hills Drive has its own website and is referred to as Temple Hills Compound. Rom Giem with Compass is the agent for the property.

Laguna Beach, an art-centric beach town, is approximately 50 miles south of Los Angeles.

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This past February, Murphy quit Fox to join Netflix in a deal reported to be as much as $300 million over five years.

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