What do you buy after losing 40 pounds and starting an exercise routine? Most people immediately respond with the answer, “new clothes.” Not Jonah Hill, instead, he purchased a new house, even though he just spent $1,865,000 on a new home just off Mulholland Drive in May of 2010.
The $2,175,000 sale went to a trust linked to both Jonah and his father for the home in this posh Tarzana suburb snuggled in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills.
At first glance, this sprawling 4,650 square foot home looks like the results of a marriage between a ranch and a Cape Cod style home, but it has its own unique hybrid personality, just like the new owner. The outside appearance is park-like and serene with ample areas for Jonah to get exercise swimming, jogging, playing bocce ball or tennis.
Contrary to the listing information, it does not look “as if it were plucked right out of an elite neighborhood in Connecticut,” but that doesn’t mean it isn’t appealing. In fact, the multiple small terraces and lounging areas, including the one in the private citrus grove, are perfect for relaxing whether you’re a star or an accountant.
If you had a checklist of items you wanted in your perfect house, this one would contain many of them. The bay windows and French doors throughout are a huge plus. The private terrace off the master bedroom, rates a plus, plus. The kitchen with the quaint shaker style white cabinets with glassed upper levels, add a triple plus. The butler’s pantry, probably bigger than most living rooms and something I’ve always dreamt about, rates another huge plus.
However, one negative aspect of this home is the painfully out-of-place coffered ceiling in the family room/kitchen area, which is a huge thumbs down! It somehow conflicts with the rest of the symmetry of the area and looks a bit like the ceilings you would find in old bingo halls that were once factory areas. As disturbing as this ceiling is, the coved ceiling in the master bedroom is rather delightful.
There are so many desirable elements of the house, such as a bathroom for each bedroom and a half bath for guests, two showers in the master bathroom, one with steam and a soaking tub. The hardwood floors throughout the home starts the saliva flowing and you’ll really drool over the Carrara marble back splashes and countertops in the kitchen.
All in all, this is a prime piece of real estate with a wonderful floor plan, plenty of outdoor bonuses, and closely located to the entertainment capital of the world. If it wasn’t for that pesky ceiling that seems so disconnected from the style of the house, we’d be head over heals for this estate. But i suppose that is a rather minor ‘con’ in the grand scheme of things. Congrats on the new purchase, Mr. Jonah Hill!
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