Anna Faris and Chris Pratt list former Los Angeles home
After almost a decade of marriage and more than a year after they separated, “Mom” starar Anna Faris and “Guardians of the Galaxy” superhero Chris Pratt recently finalized their by-all-accounts accounts amicable divorce, so it’s no surprise to avid celebrity real estate watchers that they’ve putut theirtheir secluded former home in Los Angeles up for sale at a tetch under $5 million.
The erstwhile couple, both of whom have moved on romantically — he to author andnd American aristocrat Katherine Schwarzenegger and she to “Overboard” cinematographer Michaell Barrettbarrett —— purchased the mini-estate from Live Nation Entertainment president-ceoeo Michael Rapino in 2013 for $3.3 million, substantially above the nearly $3 million askingasking price. Built in the late 1970s on close to two-thirds of an acre in the celeb--studdedstudded Nichols Canyon area, the low-key Mediterranean hides behind secured gatesates andand high hedges with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,710 square feet. .
Lush plantings and towering palm trees frame an inset porch accenteded withwith
delicate filigreed screens, a tiled fountain and double glass doors that open to a turreted foyer with chalky white stucco walls and a soaring exposed-wood ceiling. A series of archways leads to an airy living room anchored by a fireplace with carvedwood mantelpiece; a formal dining room is somewhat curiously outfitted with a projection TV system; and an oak-paneled library/den has a walk-in wet bar and integrated media equipment. Arranged around a center island, the eat-in kitchen has ordinary brown-speckled granite countertops and top- end stainless steel appliances and overlooks the swimming pool.
A spacious master suite includes a sitting area with fireplace, a wrought ironrailed balcony, two custom-fitted walk-in closets and a luxuriously outfitted if somewhat decoratively dated bathroom with jetted tub and oversize, multiperson steam shower. A tented and curtained open-air pavilion decked out as a professional gym and massage space overlooks a lighted tennis court.
Harry Styles Slashes Price on His Sunset Strip Villa
British pop music phenom Harry Styles has, for the second time, lopped half a million dollars off the asking price of his Los Angeles residence, bringing the price tag for the city-view property down to a smidge under $7.5 million. The One Direction superstar purchased the sleek modern villa in a surreptitious, early-2016 off-market deal valued at $6.87 million. He tossed the property back on the market a year and a half later, with an in-hindsight unrealistically high $8.45 million price tag that dropped in early 2018 to an apparently still too tall nearly $8 million. In addition to the lower price, Styles replaced his original real estate agent with one of the Platinum Triangle’s heaviest hitters. Secreted up a winding, fearsomely narrow cul- de-sac just above the Sunset Strip, where it’s secured behind a forbidding driveway gate, protected by a comprehensive security system and invisible behind a thick bamboo hedge, the twostory-plus contemporary has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,401 square feet.
Anchored by a minimalist-minded fireplace, the combination living/dining room spills out to a broad terrace with panoramic, over-the-treetops city-lights view. A plush, professional- quality home theater features a state- of-the-art wide-screen projection system, plum- colored walls and comfy eggplant- colored sofas. A long driveway leads to a small motor court and twocar garage at the front of the house, and, tucked up under the terrace outside the living/dining room, a small curtained cabana offers a convenient indoor bathroom and outdoor shower area alongside a curvaceous swimming pool and spa set against a sweeping wall of bamboo.
Kenny G Lists Rustic-luxe Farmhouse in Studio City
Preeminent soprano saxophonist Kenny G, known for his schmaltzy, smooth jazz stylings, has listed a gated property in the foothills above Coldwater Canyon in Studio City, Calif., at a smidgen less than $4 million. The kinky-haired, 16-time Grammy-nominated musician purchased the half-acre hillside property in 2007 for $2.85 million. Invisible behind a high wall and even taller row of trees, the rustic-luxe Connecticut-style farmhouse sits behind gates at the end of a long driveway with four bedrooms and three bathrooms in close to 4,000 square feet. A separate guesthouse with bathroom is outfitted as a soundproofed recording studio.
A stone bridge that arches over a babbling, waterfall-fed brook connects the parking area to a charming front porch. A classic Dutch door opens to flagstone-paved entry that steps down to a combination living and dining room with glossy, mahogany-toned wood floors, 12-pane French doors and a fireplace bracketed by floor-to- ceiling bookshelves. A cozy den/library offers extensive built-ins plus a fireplace and a
massive skylight that floods the updated, country-flavored kitchen with sunlight. The adjoining family room has a stackedstone fireplace between French doors under a dramatically vaulted ceiling. The second-floor master suite pampers with a fireplace, marble-floored bathroom, fitted walk-in closet and separate boudoir. There’s also a gym and private deck nested into the surrounding treetops, a built-in barbecue under a vine-laden pergola and a slim, laplane swimming pool and spa.
Jamie Dornan Sells Nichols Canyon Modern
Actor Jamie Dornan has sold his architecturally pedigreed pad in the Nichols Canyon area of Los Angeles for a tetch below $3.2 million. The “Fifty Shades” franchise star, set to appear in the soon-to-be-released ensemble action adventure “Robin Hood,” turned a small profit on the alluringly quirky mid- century pavilion he acquired about two and a half years ago for almost $2.85 million from producer Vincent Sieber. Originally designed and built in 1959 by distinguished architect Edward H. Fickett and reworked in the mid-1960s by arguably underappreciated Atomic Age modernist Val Powelson, the single-story spread has three and potentially four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in just over 2,500 square feet cleverly arranged with maximum transparency around a glass-walled central atrium.
An eye- catching, Googie-style perforated screening wall lends the rigorously clean-lined exterior of the low-slung residence a hint of organic whimsy. A monumental, double-sided stone fireplace separates a sitting room from a smaller den with smooth-paneled accent wall and custom cabinetry that hides media equipment. The adjoining dining room spills out to the backyard through a floor-to- ceiling bank of telescopic glass sliders and connects an allgray and smartly organized if impractically tiny kitchen. The master bedroom is positioned at the back of the house with convenient access to the yard, and features custom built-ins consistent with the original architecture of the house and a minimal-minded bathroom finished with frosted glass dividers and white penny tiles. Attractively fenced and private from the prying eyes of neighbors, the backyard offers a rectangular swimming pool and a multilevel lounging deck with sunken hot tub.
Katie Cassidy Eyes Sale in the Foothills of Encino
An updated mid- century residence tucked into the foothills above Encino, Calif., and owned by actress and showbiz scion Katie Cassidy, daughter of late “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy, has come up for sale at just under $2.1 million. The “Arrow” star purchased the then-freshly renovated residence in early 2017 for $1.56 million. Outfitted with a comprehensive home automation system that controls a camera- equipped security apparatus and automated window shades, the single-story residence has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in not quite 3,000 square feet.
Solid wood double doors open to an angled, open-plan living and dining space with wide-plank wood floors and broad banks of glass sliders and skylights that fill the house with natural light. Shiplap-style pine paneling in the living room makes a casual counterpoint behind a fireplace with an unexpectedly baronial stone mantelpiece.
The secluded master retreat features a built-in bed that incorporates a hidden television on a pneumatic lift. There’s also a private terrace with an unsightly freestanding spa, a skylight-topped spa-style bathroom and a bedroom-size walk-in closet/dressing room.
The back of the house snugly hugs a boomerang-shaped swimming pool and concrete terrace that gives way to a narrow faux-grass strip that wraps around the house to an expansive, tree-shaded yard with an over-the-hedgerow mountain view of the San Fernando Valley.
$5.0m LOS ANGELES 4,710 SQ. FT. 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS
$4.0m STUDIO CITY, CALIF. 4,000 SQ. FT. 4 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS
$7.5m LOS ANGELES 4,401 SQ. FT. 4 BEDROOMS 5 BATHS
$3.2m LOS ANGELES 2,500 SQ. FT. 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS
$2.1m ENCINO, CALIF. 3,000 SQ. FT. 4 BEDROOMS 4 BATHS