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Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse Sell Hermosa Beach Townhouse

Six years before he married Amy Smart in 2011, scruffy-faced eco-carpenter and home improvement show beau-hunk Carter Oosterhouse paid exactly 1 million clams for a 1,617-square-foot freestanding townhouse-type residence two short blocks from the sand in Hermosa Beach.

The uncommonly comely pair put the three-bedroom and two-bathroom beach house up for lease in the fall of 2012 at $6,500/month, and again the following October for $5,500/month. The rental price eventually dropped to $4,900/month and, as first reported by the busy celebrity property gossip beavers at the L.A. Times, the Oosterhouse-Smarts recently listed the house, fully furnished, for
$1.5 million. (The property was almost immediately put in to escrow with an unknown buyer at an unknown price.)

The two-story residence sits on top of a private, two-car garage, a real bonus in the parking-strapped beachside community. All three bedrooms are on the second level, with the main living spaces on the uppermost level to take advantage of sea breezes and ocean views. The living room has a (gas) fireplace surmounted by a flat-screen television, vaulted ceilings, wood floors and glass sliders that open to the townhouse’s only outdoor space, a slender terrace just big enough for a barbecue and a couple of chairs. The kitchen appears to have been given an upscale if ho-hum HGTV-type redo, with solid surface counter tops, glass tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The kid-free couple— they co-own a winery in Traverse City, Mich., — also own a nearly 3,500-square-foot, boomerang-shaped house tucked away on a traffic-free street above Coldwater Canyon in Beverly Hills that they picked up in April 2012 for $2.5 million.

 

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