Jennifer Lawrence Snags Celebrity Pedigreed Pad in Beverly Hills

BUYER: Jennifer Lawrence
SELLER: Sydney Holland
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $8,225,000
SIZE: 5,500 square feet (approx.), up to 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Though she cleaves fiercely and admirably to her pre-fame sanguinity and candor it really doesn’t come as much surprise to this veteran celebrity property gossip that the honest to goodness if freshly anointed show business cynosure known as Jennifer Lawrence would select as her first Tinseltown real estate purchase a high-priced and celebrity pedigreed pad in a guard-gated Beverly Hills enclave jam-packed with a slew Hollywood big shots.

The property in question, which Your Mama has dissed and discussed on more occasions than our gin-soaked noggin could ever recall, was last listed for $7.85 million and Redfin shows the sale price at $8.225 million. The $375,000 differential suggests the internationally beloved “Hunger Games” protagonist and Academy Award winner (“Silver Linings Playbook”) may have faced down some deep-pocketed competition for the property. (For the professional record, 24-year-old Miss Lawrence can brag two additional Oscar nominations, for “American Hustle” and “Winter’s Bone,” one People’s Choice Award, two Golden Globes, and three MTV Movie Awards.)

According to Your Mama’s research and resources, the lucky seller who hauled in more than $1.8 million, less expenses, after just a year of ownership was Sydney Holland, a philanthropically minded neophyte film and television producer who also happens to be the much younger lady-friend of nonagenarian billionaire media mogul Sumner Redstone. Miz Holland picked up the celeb-approved property just a year ago for $6.4 million from Jessica Simpson and previous high-profile owners of the property include Paul Hogan, Ellen DeGeneres, Rick Yorn and Tom Freston.

The Bev Hills residence — technically, it’s in the Beverly Hills Post office area and marketing materials describe it as “French style — has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in about 5,500-square-feet of decadently refurbished interiors that include newly installed wood and marble floors, a boat load of glitzy-glam light fixtures and French-style moldings. There’s a winding staircase in the foyer that leads in to the formal living room where we happen to know from no longer available digital marketing materials Miz Holland had a Marilyn Minter photograph that Your Mama would eat 70 pounds of glass to hang for just two days in our own living room but, anyways…. The adjoining formal dining room has a large window with verdant garden view and connects to the center island kitchen that’s expensively fitted and kitted with Carrara marble counter tops and top grade appliances. A sunny, window-lined breakfast room opens to the backyard.

Technically the house has five bedrooms but it was configured by the seller, as per listing details, with just three bedrooms: two guest/family bedrooms on the second floor along with a roomy master suite with custom-fitted walk-in closet and a marble lined bathroom. A fourth bedroom on the second floor was done up as a dressing room with salon-style hair and make-up facilities, which we imagine will come in right handy for the regular red-carpet walker, and the fifth bedroom, on the main floor, again per listing details, “serves as a sitting room.”

A variety of patios and terraces surround the house and include a walled entry courtyard with flagstone patio and koi-filled lily pond. Stone terraces off the back of the house step up a long and slender backyard thickly ringed by a tall wall of bamboo and other shrubbery that provides absolute privacy in and around the lap lane swimming pool and spa.

Some of the other entertainment industry A-list home owners in the security patrolled ‘hood include Guy Oseary; Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban; Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem; and Cameron Diaz, who bought her two residence compound in 2010 from Candice Bergen. Earlier this year, with their new baby then still on the way, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis coughed up $10.215 million in a hush-hush off-market deal for an approximately 7,300-square-foot abode that they bought from — you can’t make this stuff up, puppies — divorcing entertainment industry movers and shakers Tom and Kathy Freston.

As for Miz Holland, in case any of the children might be interested, she has a rather interesting and active real estate story liberally laced with celebrity connections and overlays. In June of 2013 she paid $5,495,000 for a muy bonita Spanish hacienda style casa in a prime section of the Flats of Beverly Hills that was previously leased by Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne who, everybody surely knows by now, off-loaded their multi-acre estate in Hidden Hills to Jessica Simpson and her retired professional tight end husband Eric Johnson. Miz Holland flipped the house in the Flats just three months later — right before she bought the house she just sold to Jennifer Lawrence — for $5.625 million.

Interestingly enough, back in August, real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak snitched to Your Mama that in July Miz Holland had quietly acquired a newly built, $2,835 million contemporary on a prime residential street in West Hollywood. Just a week or so later, we learned just today from the inestimable Lucy Spillerguts, the increasingly prolific property flipper dropped another $6.75 million on a much larger, 7,166-square foot mini-mansion in the guard-gated Mulholland Estates community where some of her neighbors include Charlie Sheen, Vanna White, Christina Aguilera and Judith Light who, apropos of absolutely nothing real estate related, this property gossip thinks did a terrific job on the first season of Amazon’s series “Transparent.”

Listing photos: Hilton & Hyland

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  1. Andrew Roberts says:

    Your prose style is an abomination, sir.

  2. The Cyrus was an organization at the time … almost like saying “you didn’t know Cyrus, appears the the Southern Hemisphere” every 365 days … something like Orion . Walk don’t run… to find out. Laim is hesitant about telling others … he didn’t give a squat about astrology. Wedding vow’s have to be respected.

  3. Ali says:

    Jennifer. I am big fan of your’s

  4. Petra's says:

    I’m not crazy about it. The landscaping looks charming, but the maintenance costs to keep it that way must be exorbitant. And the house itself, while comfortable, isn’t anything special, in my opinion. Still, she got a good and very private area.

  5. werr says:

    I’m usually able to find these homes by looking for the pool on Google Earth, but for some reason I can’t find this one.

    I think I’m in the right Lime Tree area, but can anyone give me a hint?

  6. Myazaki says:

    The house looks lovely and it’s in a quiet zone. It’s ideal for a big star like Lawrence who needs to stay a LA for works

  7. Jamiekins says:

    Chuck, Dear, Dear, sweet Chuck:
    Jesus on a skate board ! A measly 5500 sq.ft. w/5 bedrooms, that would mean each
    bedroom wouldn’t be big enough for a Parakeet in a shoe box. For the new Darling sweetheart of American Cinema ? That’s not even enough room for decent servants quarters, get serious ! Sadly, the back yard isn’t big enough to play fling the midget down the bocce ball court, of which there isn’t any. The coin of the realm in tinsel town is mega castles with room for 20. I refuse to accept this !
    She is such the upcoming Cinderella Goddess of the silver screen. How could she possibly hold her head up at the Oscars with a simple abode such as this ? OMG, when the other stars find out can you imagine the talk ? The verbal arrows flung in her direction ? The shame the disgrace ? How dare she be so simple and wallow in such logic.
    I won’t have it !
    Quick, call the people in Upper Beverly Park and proclaim this contract null and void. She must be over indulgent and flaunt. For the human hurricane that just sandblasted the world with dazzle and sparkle, she must have at least 40 thousand sq ft.. I don’t want to supplant the visions of happiness in the minds of gays with misery, but I think they are going to be suicidal. The Actors both before or after having reached their flash point with more than 2 nominations, simply won’t speak to her ! She’s destroying her own career. I think Bradley Cooper is going to just spit up.
    All I know is that if I see her driving around Beverly Hills in a KIA I’m going to kill myself. I just can’t take it.
    Here’s what I think happened,
    It’s a misprint…Mama had too much penny candy and had a sugar fit !
    It wouldn’t be the first time the gin won the battle at the keyboard.
    Mama Please, PUT THE GIN & CANDY DOWN ! I can’t help you if you won’t help yourself !
    Does the phrase “12 steps” make your palms sweat ? Do your knees knock if someone says they only have the tonic ? (I had a vision it’s rather foggy but) If you die, I think Dr. Cooter is going to take Linda and Beverly to the taxidermist. I don’t think he likes pets. It wouldn’t be the first time someone lied in a personal relationship. You just can’t go through life with blinders on Mama, your not Secretariat.
    (The non politically correct statements in this critique are those of the composer & not Variety online) I hate being politically correct ! I feel encumbered when I think of it. FYI The phrase politically correct was invented by a moron with and masters degree in English who couldn’t get a job. He sat in his Mother’s basement, picked his nose, until he came up with something to whine about.

  8. Chuck Raney says:

    I like this house. It’s Private, even from the road, the guarded gates is a serious movie star plus.
    Has some trails access at the end of the road.
    Lots of nice trees.
    I think it looks like a home, not a McMansion trying to impress random people.

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