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Topher Grace Lists Celeb-Pedigreed Sunset Strip Pad

SELLER: Topher Grace
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: 1,599,000
SIZE: 1,779 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Famously low-key sitcom star and action-flick actor Topher Grace listed his celeb-pedigreed Sunset Strip home last August with an asking price of $1.895 million. The price dropped to $1.625 million before he took it off the market, hired a new real estate agent, had it staged by home stager to the stars Meridith Baer and re-listed it this week with an asking price of $1.599 million.

The current list price is, per Your Mama’s research, just shy of the $1.595 million Mister Grace paid for the two-bedroom and two-bathroom hideaway in the fall of 2006 when he bought it from beau-hunky actor Jesse Metcalfe who bought the property just eight months earlier for $1.275 million from celebrity make-up artist Scott Barnes who picked it up in 2003 from saucy actress Megan Mullallay.

Nestled privately at the end of a short cul-de-sac off dangerously twisty Sunset Plaza Drive, a gated exterior stairway passes a city-view garage-top terrace on its way to a lushly landscaped and completely private courtyard and porch. The front door opens unexpectedly and somewhat awkwardly directly into the dining room that’s staged as a sitting room. The adjoining, step-down living room has over-sized multi-paned casement windows, a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. A chest high snack counter divides the foyer/dining room from the U-shaped kitchen that’s fitted with granite counter tops on celadon-colored raised panel cabinetry, perfectly ordinary beige ceramic tiles on the floor and — again unexpectedly and somewhat unusually — separate under counter fridge and freezers instead of a more traditional full-height fridge/freezer unit.

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The master bedroom includes a small but swoon-worthy dressing room/walk-in closet lined with custom wooden wardrobes and other built-ins while a series of basket-woven wood doors in the bedroom slide open to reveal a compact but smartly arranged Zen-style bathroom with wood slab counter top, tiled shower space and a deep, slate-tiled Japanese style soaking tub.

Both bedrooms open have direct access to the precariously narrow strip of stone terracing that surrounds the plunge-sized swimming pool and, set high on the steep hillside behind the house, a much larger terrace has a built-in stone barbecue. A little birdie told Your Mama that Mister Grace added a secret and convenient secondary spiral staircase that connects the street-level two-car garage directly to the house for coming and going without being peeped by paps or having to make small talk with the neighbors.

Mister Grace, who has purchased and moved to a large condo in Los Angeles with his fiancée, model/actress Ashley Hinshaw, also owns a nearly 1,900-square-foot, loft-type floor-through condo with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the heart of New York City’s West Village that he purchased in the fall of 2004 for $2,200,000 and, Your Mama’s research reveals, has several times made available as a furnished rental at rates between $14,000 and $15,500 per month.

Listing photos: Charmaine David for Rock Realty

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