A New Krib in Tinseltown for Twilight’s Anna Kendrick

BUYER: Anna Kendrick
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,020,000
SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: It wasn’t so long ago that just about any ol’ reality tee-vee star and/or newly-rich neophyte Tinseltowner regularly (and perhaps foolishly) went out and dropped a couple million bucks on a flashy new house. The tide of that particular celebrity real estate trend has, perhaps, begun to turn as evidenced by the recent acquisition of a modestly sized Los Angeles, CA abode purchased—according to a well-connected source we’ll call Ivana Tellyousomething—for $1,020,000 by young, genuinely talented and cute as a button Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick.

Unlike many young (h)actresses in Hollywood 26-year old Miss Kendrick can actually act and knows how to massage her quirky sense of comedic timing to great effect. At just 12 years old she launched to child stardom with a Tony nomination her Broadway debut in High Society followed a number of years later by a pair of Independent Spirit Award nominations for her silver screen roles in Camp (2004) and Rocket Science (2008). She’s a regular in the supernova-like successful—and presumably lucrative—Twilight Saga film franchise and she received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations in 2010 for her supporting role in Up In The Air with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga. Her thespian chops have made her one of the the most in-demand young starlets in Tinseltown with starring roles in indie flicks such as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and 50/50 (2011) plus a half a dozen or more projects in the hopper that include soon to be released films like The Company You Keep (with Robert Redford and Shia LaBeouf) and End of Watch (with Jake Gyllenhaal).

Property records and other online documentation Your Mama perused reveal the sellers of Miss Kendrick’s new krib picked up the property in June 2009 for $550,000 and transformed the existing, ramshackle shingled cottage into a quintessentially southern California soft-contemporary with airy (if somewhat compact) interior spaces that spill out to fenced and tree-ringed outdoor living areas.

Listing information for the expanded and completely rehabbed residence, perched above the y-shaped intersection of two quiet cul-de-sacs above Beachwood Canyon, does not indicate square footage but does show the re-conceived two-story structure has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, an attached 2-car garage with additional off-street parking, and a loft-like living area.

Deliciously variegated hickory wood floors run throughout the dwelling that includes an open plan main living space. The petite-ish living area has a wood-burning fireplace, the dining area opens through French doors to a concrete patio and tiny triangular grass patch, and an essentially all-white center-island kitchen is equipped white cabinetry, white marble counter tops, a wide window with tree top view, and—natch—the expected full complement of high-grade stainless steel appliances.

Each of the two bedrooms on the main level have sky lights and private renovated terliting and bathing facilities. The master suite, accessed by way of a tightly twisting wood staircase, occupies the entire second floor and encompasses a bedroom area, adjoining sitting room/office, slender step-out balcony with panoramic city view, celebrity-sized walk-in closet, and a bathroom with separate, free-standing soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower. The person (or persons) responsible for the design and renovation of this house must have some sort of thick exhibitionist streak because the exterior wall of the shower is punctuated by a vast ankle-to above-the-head window that Your Mama would bet a dozen donuts Miss Kendrick will soon frost or closed up.

French doors in the kitchen and on either side of the fireplace in the living room lead out to a partially covered tree house-like deck with outdoor fireplace and overhead heaters for taking the damp chill of early mornings and cool evenings.

listing photos: Michael Andrew McNamara Photography for Prudential California

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