×

Melissa McCarthy Seeks Short-Term Tenant in Toluca Lake (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Toluca Lake, Calif.
Price:
$10,000 per month
Size:
(approx.) 2,200 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms

A smartly maintained and updated, 1940s bungalow in L.A.’s affluent Toluca Lake community that is owned by deft comedy actress turned critically acclaimed leading lady Melissa McCarthy has popped up as a short-term furnished rental at $10,000 per month. The 2019 “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Oscar nominee, also nominated in 2012 for her scatologically memorable role in “Bridesmaids,” paid $780,000 for the property in mid-2009, right about the same time she and her husband, “Tammy” writer, director, producer and actor Ben Falcone, sold a stately 1940s Georgian villa in L.A.’s desirable Los Feliz area for close to $2.5 million to “Bad Teacher” director/producer Jake Kasdan. Behind a vertically slatted fence and secured entry gates, the approximately 2,200 square foot three bedroom and three bathroom single-level residence is obscured in a fetching tangle of foliage atop a street-level two-car garage converted to flexible living space with hardwood floors, air conditioning and an attached bathroom.

Sophisticated and upscale yet comfortably relaxed interiors are grounded with polished, deep brown hardwood floors and feature plush upholstered furnishings, a curated collection of eye-catching light fixtures and a variety of attractively worn vintage carpets. The formal living room is anchored by a fireplace while the boldly wallpapered dining area is informally open to an almost entirely black and white kitchen fitted with up-to-date top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and arranged around a work island crafted from an industrial trolley cart topped by a deliciously thick slab of lightly veined white marble. Beyond the dining area and kitchen is a cozily proportioned den with a wall of French doors that opens to the backyard as well as a small office with a full wall of floor-to-ceiling storage and display cubicles.

Two average-sized guest bedrooms are served by a pair of renovated, vintage-style bathrooms while the master bedroom, wallpapered in an over-scaled tulip pattern similar to that in the dining room and once described by McCarthy as “the tiniest bedroom on earth,” includes a fitted walk-in closet and another vintage-style bathroom with marble-topped vanity, claw-footed soaking tub and glassed in, penny-tiled shower.

Shielded from the prying eyes of neighbors by mature trees and towering stands of bamboo, the verdantly faux-grassed, low-maintenance backyard offers a long and slender curtained pergola for shady lounging and dining and a swimming pool surrounded by a sinuous fence and flower bed lorded over by a couple of cheeky pink plastic flamingos.

McCarthy and Falcone packed up their family and decamped the property some time ago for a much more grand, three-story East Coast-style shingle-clad mansion in another area of Toluca Lake they custom built behind gates on about an acre with a swimming pool and tennis court they snatched up in late 2012 for a tetch more than $3.5 million from now deceased actor, songwriter and game show host Alan Thicke.

Listing photos: Core Real Estate Group

Popular on Variety

More Dirt

  • 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 [...]

  • Todd Chrisley Mansion

    ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Stars Try to Sell Nashville Mansion Amid Fraud Indictment

    Just two months after they plunked down nearly $3.4 million for a stately mansion in the tony Nashville suburb of Brentwood and two months before they pleaded not guilty and posted a combined $200,000 bond for their release this week on a multi-count indictment that alleges myriad financial crimes, Todd and Julie Chrisley of USA [...]

  • Paul Schrader Condo

    Paul Schrader Writes Himself Out of Manhattan Condo

    After almost a decade of ownership, vaunted veteran movie scribe and director Paul Schrader plans to write himself out of a glass-walled condominium in New York City’s trendy, art-gallery filled West Chelsea neighborhood with a ticket price of $3.25 million. The 2019 Oscar nominee (“First Reformed”), who has written and, in some cases, directed an [...]

  • Justin Bieber Mansion

    Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s Snazzy Toluca Lake Rental Now Up for Sale

    Sometime around Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s surreptitious marriage last September in a downtown Manhattan courthouse and a handful of months before they dropped $8.5 million on a spec-built mansion in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills earlier this year, they were rumored and reported to have forked over a knee-buckling $100,000 per month [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content