SELLER: Anna Gunn
LOCATION: Los Angeles CA
SIZE: 2,447 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Veteran stage and screen actress Anna Gunn has put her modern-minded residence in L.A.’s secluded Lake Hollywood neighborhood up for sale at $2.1 million. The house is not listed, we note, with Miz Gunn’s Scottish-born actor/real estate agent ex-husband Alistair Duncan with whom she originally purchased the property, according to property records we peeped, in May 2005 for $1.775 million.
The stage-trained star has been shaking her money-maker on a regular basis in Hollywood since the early 1990s and can claim a long and impressive list of film and television credits to prove it — “Seinfeld,” “The Practice” “Deadwood,” and “Enemy of the State” to name but four — but she didn’t really get her big Hollywood break until 2008 when she landed her plum, two-time Emmy-winning role on the groundbreaking AMC series “Breaking Bad.” Since that show wrapped Miz Gunn has co-starred in the television mini-series “Gracepoint” and will star in the upcoming women on Wall Street feature film “Equity.”
The modestly sized if not exactly inexpensive single-level residence sits on a.43 acre parcel with five bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,447 square feet, according to listing details. A secured entry courtyard with raised hearth wood burning fireplace and a full wall of wood-framed windows and doors allows for a visually seamless relationship with the open-plan main living spaces that have high-end wide plank white oak floors and orbit doughnut-like around a central core. There’s a fireplace in the L-shaped combination living and dining area that in addition to the courtyard opens through another wide back of wood-framed glass doors to the backyard. The dining area flows directly into the center island kitchen fitted with book matched walnut cabinetry, flannel grey solid surface counter tops, and a full collection of high-quality stainless steel appliances. The adjoining breakfast area and family room has floor-to-ceiling walnut built-ins with integrated a wine fridge and wide-screen television.
Three guest/family bedrooms plus a fourth den/office/library with courtyard access and built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves share a single hall bathroom with olive-green ceramic tiled two-sink vanity. The master suite opens to the backyard through wood-framed glass doors and has a walk-in closet and an updated if surprisingly small and unfortunately boringly beige-tiled bathroom. The desirably flat backyard isn’t particularly big but does offer swimming pool and spa, brick terraces for dining and sunbathing, a small patch of lawn, and peekaboo views of the Hollywood Sign.
Listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices