Celebrity real-estate snitch Annie Gottagun let us know that Gerard Butler’s Los Angeles home is available for purchase outside the Multiple Listing Service, with an asking price a sliver shy of $4.4 million. The bewitching Spanish Revival-style residence on a hillside parcel near the end of a cul-de-sac in Los Feliz — purchased by the handsome and frequently scruffy-faced Scottish actor in June 2008 for $3.25 million — is also up for grabs as a high-end rental, at $15,000 per month.
Three stories tall at the rear, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the almost-4,500-square-foot house was “extensively and tastefully” restored by set-designer-turned-interior-designer Elvis Restaino, and marries period details such as a turreted entry and beamed ceilings with state-of-the-art upgrades to mechanical systems and modern-day luxuries such as a screening room. A gated and secured entry courtyard with fairy lights strung through trees links, via an exterior staircase, to a petite but desirably flat backyard with a plunge-sized swimming pool and semicircular spa.
The “300” and “P.S. I Love You” star, currently filming the action/thriller “Hunter Killer” with Billy Bob Thornton, reportedly maintains a three-bedroom luxury flat in Glasgow he snapped up last year for about $850,000, and he continues to own a duplex loft in a converted warehouse building in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood that he nabbed in August 2004 for $2.57 million. The approximately 3,300-square-foot apartment, festooned in an opulent abundance of antique crystal chandeliers, stone columns, and a ceiling fresco that depicts the rape of Ganymede, was described by Butler in a 2010 Architectural Digest article as a “bohemian old-world rustic chateau with a taste of baroque.”
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