YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After less than a year of ownership and an extensive and probably quite pricey cosmetic renovation, married movie and television stars Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof flipped their double-gated mini-estate in the casually fancy pants Brentwood Park neighborhood in Los Angeles back on the market with an asking price of $8,795,000. Property records and numerous reports from the time of their December 2015 purchase show the showbiz couple paid $7,890,000 for the gated residence described in current online marketing materials as a “Classic 1930s New England Trad” that’s been “remodeled by the current owners, yet retains its original character and charm.” The black shuttered and white clapboard clad two-story house measures in at 5,864-square-feet according to tax records with three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms plus an approximately 1,000-square-foot three-room poolside guesthouse with another bathroom.
A central entry with pale blonde hardwood floors and an elegantly curved staircase is flanked on one side by an over-sized step-down living room with not quite totally stylistically correct stacked stone fireplace and on the other by a formal dining room with two cushioned window seats. A separate office/den with fireplace and floor to ceiling bookshelves opens through French doors a sun-dappled blue stone dining terrace while the brand-new kitchen features both white and grey slab marble counter tops, white subway tile back splashes that extend to the ceiling and ever so slightly quirky mint green appliances. The kitchen is open to an informal dining space and adjoins a family room with integrated speakers in the ceiling and French doors that lead to an expansive, multi-level blue stone patio that steps down to a broad expanse of lawn that slopes gently down to a swimming pool and spa. In addition to two en suite guest/family bedrooms on the upper floor there’s a spacious master suite that encompasses a roomy bedroom and sitting area with deep pile pale lavender wall-to-wall carpeting and fireplace, a private terrace, separate gym with raised ceiling, and a newly refurbished bathroom with jetted tub and separate glass-enclosed shower stall. The poolside guesthouse offers another bedroom and bath ideal for guests or live-in domestic staff, a blue-floored art studio, and a sewing/crafts room that opens to the swimming pool and spa through three sets of French doors.
Miz Hannigan, a People’s Choice Award winning Hollywood veteran who co-starred on the enormously successful “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and on the syndicated sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” and Mister Denisof, who also co-starred in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and currently holds down a starring role on the teen family drama “Finding Carter,” continue to own a 4,186-square-foot cottage on a charming, tree-lined street near the eastern border of Santa Monica that they bought in March 2002 for $1.936 million and, as it turns out, have recently made available for lease at a rate of $17,500 per month.
Listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices