SELLER: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 1,433 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Looks to Your mama like Jonathan Rhys Meyers is on the move because the brooding, 36-year old actor—who may or may not be hooking up and getting down with Russian vodka heiress, model and socialite Marinika Smirnova—has listed his modest if not exactly inexpensive house in L.A.’.s celeb-approved Nichols Canyon area with an asking price of $1,600,000
The Ireland born and raised actor landed in Tinseltown in the mid-1990s and it didn’t take too long before he got his big Showbiz break in 1998 as a bisexual androgyne glam rocker in the highly publicized cinematic flop Velvet Goldmine. He later popped up in the movies Bend It Like Beckham, Match Point, and Mission: Impossible III and starred as a young Elvis in a t.v. mini series Elvis, for which he was nominated for an Emmy and won a Golden Globe. In 2007 he landed a starring role as a physically fit Henry VIII on the period drama The Tudors and he currently shakes his money maker as the young and sexy titular character in the t.v. series Dracula, a program that—in all honestly—this property gossip has never seen nor has any plans to watch in the future. Anyhoodles, poodles…
Property records show thrice rehabbed Mister Rhys Meyers acquired the house—let’s call it a boxy, raised-ranch contemporary—in January 2007 for $1,595,000. Current listing details show the approximately 1,433 square foot house was originally built in 1961 and is currently configured with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The open plan main living space has honey-toned wood floors, a fireplace in the living room area, a bank of sliding glass doors in the dining area, and a sleek galley-style kitchen with two-stool snack bar, flat fronted wood cabinetry, slab stone counter tops, and high-grade appliances. An adjoining den is probably convertible to a third bedroom and has a wrap-around wall of windows and direct backyard access. Glass sliders in the dining area link to the walled and compact backyard recreation and entertainment area dominated by a vaguely kidney-shaped swimming pool. Other features of note include a street-level two car garage and an extensive home automation system that controls security, temperature, and audio-visual equipment.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland