Former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy have bought the house next door to their sprawling Los Angeles home.

The couple paid almost $4 million (£2.5 million) for the five-bedroom property they have long admired from their estate, which once belonged to music mogul Artie Ripp.

MACy and Huffman's property portfolio also features a home near popular Los Angeles shopping mall The Grove and a retreat near Basalt, Colorado, according to