Hot Property: L.A.

Vaughn’s new place is ‘so money’

 

Los Angeles Times

Vince Vaughn, 43, has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors — La Canada Flintridge.

And while the small, affluent community may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he can count actress Angela Bassett and a host of entertainment-industry types among his neighbors. Plus, the schools are good. To borrow his oft-quoted phrase: It’s “so money.”

Still, it will be a big change from his three-level penthouse atop Chicago’s Palmolive Building. That property was listed at $16.8 million until recently.

His new Colonial-style home sits on three-quarters of an acre with a pool and a sports court. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,563 square feet of living space.

He’s in the band

Martin Johnson, lead singer and songwriter for Boys Like Girls, has put his Studio City home up for sale at $1.1 million.

The three-story contemporary, built in 1978, features vaulted ceilings, balconies, canyon views, two fireplaces, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,681 square feet of living space. The more than quarter-acre lot has fruit trees, a lawn and a hot tub.

Johnson has worked with Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana, among others, as a songwriter and producer.

Johnson, 27, bought the property in 2010 for $737,000.

VENICE CHARMER

Actress Maria Bello, 46, has sold her Craftsman home in Venice, Calif., for $2 million.

The house went into escrow seven days after it came on the market and sold for 8 percent above the asking price of $1.85 million.

Built in 1915 and set behind gates in a walk-street area, the house is a charmer — painted blue with red doors and windows and yellow accents. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, a front veranda, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a lawn, patio space and a single-car garage.

Bello bought the property in 2005 for $1.895 million.

CLOSING the BOOK

Author-screenwriter-actress Victoria Foyt has listed her longtime Westside home at $29.95 million.

Set on 3.3 acres behind antique wrought-iron gates, the 14,000-square-foot mansion was built in 1932. The Mediterranean-style home features an arched entry colonnade, an oval foyer with a grand staircase, art deco tile work, inlaid wood floors, vaulted ceilings, a sun room, carved stone fireplace mantels and a hidden bar revealed with the push of a panel.

There are 12 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms. A 72-foot-long pool, a cabana, terraces, a guesthouse and a brook complete the grounds.

Foyt’s books include The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond and Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden.

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