Sandra Bullock sells ranch house near Sunset Strip
Sandra Bullock has ever so slightly lessened her heavy- duty real estate load with the just under $3 million sale of a Zenned- out California ranch house just above L.A.’S Sunset Strip. Bullock, who took home an Oscar in 2010 for “The Blind Side” and will next appear in the upcoming thriller “Bird Box,” purchased the property in 2001 for less than $1.5 million; over the past several years she’s made it available as a high- end rental at rates between $15,000 and $18,500 per month. Just a short, winding walk from the fabled and ever-fashionable Chateau Marmont Hotel, where it’s mostly obscured from the street behind a shady canopy of mature trees, the single-story home contains three bedrooms plus an office and three bathrooms in 3,153 square feet.
A greenhouse-style entrance gallery topped by several large skylights leads to a comfortably proportioned living room with vaulted ceiling, angled fireplace and a built-in media wall hidden behind sliding panels. Arranged around a chunky center island with glossy black granite countertops on unadorned white cabinetry, the eat-in kitchen also has a vaulted and skylight-topped ceiling as well as glass sliders to the yard. A master bedroom opens through glass doors to the gardens and has a spa-style bathroom with soaking tub and separate steam- equipped shower. Romantic stone pathways sprinkled with serene patios tucked into tropical gardens and towering stands of bamboo surround the house; a tented loggia overlooks a guitarpick-shaped swimming pool.