YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After nearly a year on and off the market, actor and budding producer Jason Biggs (“Orange Is the New Black,” “Mad Love”) and actress, bestselling author and Twitter fiend Jenny Mollen have sold a home above L.A.’s Sunset Strip for $2.565 million. Mister Biggs, whose big showbiz break back came — he’s probably tired of being reminded — in the late 1990s when he luridly fornicated with a warm baked good in the low-brow but hugely successful “American Pie” movie, purchased the updated 1960s contemporary in March 2007 for $2.249 million from child star turned adult actor-director Fred Savage.
Listing details show the two-story residence, on a compact, 0.2-acre hillside lot at the tail end of a discreet private drive shared with a handful of other homes, has three bedrooms and four bathrooms in 2,756 square feet. There are dark wood floors throughout the main floor that includes a light-flooded living room with vaulted ceiling and a fireplace shoved uncomfortably up in to the corner of the room. In addition to a towering trapezoidal wall of windows with canyon and city views, there are glass sliders on two other walls, one set that opens to the swimming pool and another that leads out to a tree-shaded bi-level courtyard. A raised, three-stool snack bar divides the dining area from the center island kitchen that, despite all the up-to-date stainless steel appliances, looks to this persnickety property gossip like it got stuck in the late 1990s with woefully pedestrian white cabinetry and routine speckled taupe granite counter tops. The main floor also includes a den/office with vaulted ceiling and glass sliders that opens to the aforementioned courtyard as well as an en suite guest bedroom. The upper level the master suite has a small sitting area with a raised gas fireplace, a private balcony with long city view, and a renovated bathroom with grass-green glass tiles around the bathtub and in the glass enclosed shower. A second master suite on the second floor was converted to a media lounge with built-in wet bar and has direct access through glass sliders to a spacious, awning-shaded city-view terrace punished with a couple of ugly, body torturing exercise contraptions.
The Biggs-Mollens, avid celebrity real estate watchers are well aware, have been on a bit of a real estate tear the last couple of years. In late November of 2013, the then preggers thirtysomethings shelled out $3.905 million for a secluded, 2.55-acre estate in the upper Benedict Canyon section of Beverly Hills. Alas, the couple soon caught a case of the Celebrity Real Estate Fickle or maybe they simply saw an opportunity to make a fast and easy half of a million or more bucks. Whatever the case, about 18 months after they bought it the gated spread — 3,500-ish-square-foot hacienda style main house with three bedrooms, separate two-bedroom guesthouse, extensive decks and terraces, tennis court and swimming pool set in tropical forest — popped on the open market with an asking price of $4.795 million. Lucky for them, unlike their Sunset Strip house that lingered on the market for a bit before it finally sold, the couples’ BevHills estate went lickety-split in to escrow with an unknown buyer for an unknown amount within a week.
Listing photos: Rodeo Realty