Ted Raimi Sheds Shabby Toluca Lake Compound
A decidedly frumpy and arguably dumpy micro-compound along an unassuming but tree-shaded street on the northern border of Los Angeles’ affluent and celeb-favored Toluca Lake community has been sold by actor Ted Raimi for $967,000 — a bit below its $979,000 asking price. The “Xena: Warrior Princess” star, who popped up in his brother Sam Raimi’s blockbuster “Spider-man” trilogy, acquired the four-structure property, which is ripe with upside, just over 10 years ago for $810,000.
The four buildings that comprise the less than quarter-acre compound include a slightly more than 1,400-square-foot, street-facing mid- century ranch-style cottage all but hidden behind a white picket fence. The cottage has three bedrooms and two small bathrooms. Lustrous dark hardwoods and a brick-accented fireplace ground the living room. An adjoining compact dining nook is divided from a dated, galley-style kitchen by a snack counter.
Three additional structures clustered around a swimming pool and interspersed among more than a dozen fruit trees of various varieties include a studiostyle office/guesthouse, a pint-size game room and a charmingly rustic entertainment pavilion.