Newly married “Glee” star Lea Michele has her secluded bachelorette pad deep in Los Angeles’s rustic-luxe Mandeville Canyon up for sale on the open market with a $3.15 million price tag, after she first floated the property as pocket listing at $3.35 million. The lower asking price is just a smidgen above the not quite $3 million she paid for the property in the spring of 2015. Hidden from the street up a shared private lane on just over half of an acre with cross-canyon views, the mostly single-story home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in close to 3,200 square feet.
Married earlier this year in a well-documented ceremony to apparel executive Zandy Reich, Michele told InStyle magazine in 2016 she was smitten with the peaceful property because after living in busy, tourist-thronged Hollywood she “needed” a home to “recover, breathe and recharge.” According to listing details, the property was “Significantly upgraded” by the current owner with “custom built-ins” and “a timeless aesthetic,” and the comfortably furnished interiors were done up in a neutral palette for the actress by fashion stylist and interior decorator Estee Stanley.
Just inside the front door, the airy living room, dining area and kitchen share a single and spacious angled space under a vaulted and beamed ceiling with extra-wide plank hardwood floorboards and several sets of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to the backyard and pool area. Configured around a doublewide island with a boldly veined marble countertop that waterfalls over the ends, the high-end kitchen’s premium-grade appliances include a window-fronted fridge.
One guest bedroom is furnished as a small den/dressing room, another is set up as a family room/TV lounge and a third was designed specifically for the comfort of Michele’s East Coast based parents for their frequent visits. With black-and-white wallpaper that depicts a birch tree forest, the master suite has a notably high ceiling, direct access to the yard and a bathroom complete with marble-lined steam shower and separate soaking tub. A steel staircase in the main living area leads to an unexpectedly voluminous and airy, double-height gym encircled by a second floor gallery.
Outside, lush landscaping and green lawns are complemented by a pill-shaped swimming pool and a freestanding spa positioned to take best advantage of the view. Beside the pool a long, slender terrace for al fresco lounging and dining incorporates a built-in barbecue area and several heating elements hung from a vine-laden trellis structure.
Michele, whose post “Glee” gigs include the Fox comedy horror series “Scream Queens,” which lasted just two seasons, and the even shorter lived ABC sitcom “The Mayor,” previously owned a thoroughly updated 1920s bungalow in Hollywood’s historic Sunset Square neighborhood she scooped up in 2012 for $1.4 million and sold at a profit in early summer 2015 for $1.825 million to venture capitalist Chris Hollod.