According to real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, uncommonly comely and newly espoused actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder have, via trust, forked over $2.85 million for a glassy contemporary in Venice sold by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith who, stricken with a case of the Real Estate Fickle, purchased the property a only year earlier for a smidge less than $2.76 million.
Just off the trendy, spendy and hipster-swarmed Abbot Kinney shopping and dining district, the boxy and nearly new, glass-walled residence — listing details describe it as an “eco-architectural home” — has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in about 2,800 square feet. Polished concrete floors run throughout the interconnected, loft-like main living spaces where a freestanding fireplace clad in reclaimed wood stands between the living room and a double-height dining area that opens to a sleek, all-white kitchen over a lengthy work island with integrated snack counter. A bridge spans the 25-foot-high dining room, and connects the sleeping quarters on the upper level that include a skylit master bedroom with slender private balcony, walk-in closet, and deluxe bathroom with separate tub and walk-in shower space. House was sold by Anthony Stellini of Nourmand & Associates.
Somerhalder, a former child model, spent six seasons on “Lost” before he landed his current gig on “The Vampire Diaries,” while his new missus, an alum of the “Twilight” series, will portray a young Betsy Ross in the upcoming season of the “Sleepy Hollow.” Reed was previously married to musician and former “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald and, as it turns out, just last week she sold the erstwhile couple’s former L.A. residence — a 1920’s Spanish villa in the Hollywood Hills — for $1.31 million.
listing photos: Nourmand & Associates