×

‘Doctor Who’ Actress Alex Kingston Renting Out Lake Hollywood House (EXCLUSIVE)

British actress Alex Kingston’s comfortably contemporary residence above Lake Hollywood and below the Hollywood sign has come up as a furnished luxury-level lease at a rate of $15,000 per month. The “ER,” “Doctor Who” and “Arrow” actress, once wed to Ralph Fiennes and now married to British producer Jonathan Stamp, purchased the property in 2013 for $1.23 million.

She oversaw a complete renovation that transformed a fairly ordinary ranch house into a sleek and crisply rendered two-story contemporary with five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms in just over 3,800 square feet. The foyer steps up to an airy, loft-like combination living-dining space with hand-scraped hardwood floors, a soaring vaulted ceiling and a minimalist-minded reclaimed brick fireplace. Huge banks of telescopic glass sliders disappear into the walls and allow for seamless and classically Californian indoor-outdoor living. One end of the room is anchored by a galley-style kitchen with marble countertops and a center-island snack bar. Gigantic panels at the other end of the room slide open to a cozily proportioned media lounge with projection entertainment system and another bank of telescopic sliders that open to the backyard.

On the second floor, a spacious en suite bedroom is joined by a private master suite that incorporates a fitted, bedroom-size walk-in closet, a spa-style bathroom and a wall of windows in the bedroom that open to a slender balcony with distant, tree-framed city views over Lake Hollywood.

In addition to a swimming pool and spa, the backyard includes drought-minded landscaping bordered by low, stacked-stone walls, an alfresco dining loggia and a sunken lounge burrowed into the hillside.

 

Popular on Variety

More Dirt

  • Jon Voight House

    Jon Voight Seeks $20 Million for Beverly Hills Spread

    After almost 25 years in residence, Oscar-winner Jon Voight, also known to the world as Oscar winner Angelina Jolie’s father and a conservative political firebrand, has hung a $19.75 million price tag on his longtime spread along a famously celeb-favored gated enclave in the mansion-strewn mountains above Beverly Hills. The “Coming Home” and “Midnight Cowboy” [...]

  • James Gunn House

    James Gunn Sheds Secluded Celeb-Pedigreed Pad

    Superhero specialist filmmaker James Gunn has sold a secluded estate nipped away the rolling foothills above Malibu’s Big Rock Beach for not quite $6.9 million. Now at work on the upcoming “Suicide Squad” sequel and the long-planned “Starsky and Hutch” reboot, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise filmmaker acquired the showbiz-pedigreed retreat almost three years [...]

  • Variety's Dirt Expands to Stand-Alone Site

    Variety's Real Estate Section 'Dirt' Expands to Stand-Alone Site

    Variety‘s Dirt, the publication’s coverage of breaking real estate news, is expanding to its own stand-alone site Dirt.com, Variety and the Penske Media Corporation announced Monday. The site is joining a large number of PMC media brands that includes Variety, Rolling Stone, Robb Report and Deadline.com. Dirt will still maintain its partnership with Variety, and its content [...]

  • Dorit Kemsley House Encino

    Real Housewife Dorit Kemsley Snags $6.5 Million Modern Farmhouse

    Though she and her husband, British property developer Paul Kemsley, have been plagued by highly-publicized reports of legal and financial woes, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Dorit Kemsley has managed to cough up $6.475 million for a brand-new Los Angeles mansion, records reveal. Located in a primo pocket of the increasingly posh Encino [...]

  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Selling Hollywood

    Twitter's Jack Dorsey Lists Hollywood Hills Architectural

    Back in August 2018, longtime Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey forked out $4.225 million for an uber-contemporary home set near the very top of the Hollywood Hills. Scarcely a year later, the tech titan’s award-winning property — it was the AIA’s L.A. Residential Architectural Merit Award recipient for 2017, the year it was built [...]

  • Garrett Camp Mansion Los Angeles

    Uber's Garrett Camp Asks $10 Million for Hollywood Hills Mansion

    On the heels of his record-breaking $72.5 million splurge on a brand-new Beverly Hills contemporary compound, Uber and Expa founder Garrett Camp has listed one of his two “starter” homes in the nearby Hollywood Hills. Tucked high above the eternally chic Sunset Strip and bearing more than a passing resemblance to a hulking concrete bunker, [...]

  • Anne Heche House

    Heche and Tupper Split With Rustic Lakeside Cabin

    It’s been about 1.5 years since Anne Heche and James Tupper publicly confirmed they’d parted ways after a decade together and, not surprisingly, they’re now looking to get rid of their formerly shared homes in both Los Angeles and the southern California mountain resort community of Lake Arrowhead. The erstwhile couple’s stylishly dressed Hollywood home [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content