Friday, September 25, 2009

Christina Ricci's L.A. Home Up for Sale, Celebrity Home of the Week


What a beauty this one is!  We're not talking about the celebrity.  Yes, Christina Ricci -- the brilliant star of several indie movies who first got out attention playing Wendy in the Addams Family movies -- is certainly beautiful in her own way.  But her home is gorgeous!  And it's for sale!


It's a 2,428 sq. ft. mediterranean home on a sought-after street in The Oaks/Hollywood Hills.  It has three bedrooms, three baths, and a pool (shown in both photos below).  She's asking $1,549,000. 




Lots of our favorite sources, like Trulia, Zillow Blog, and Real Estalker, have done stories this week about this house.  So we thought about just skipping it.

But we like it so much, we decided it would be our Celebrity Home of the Week.


Like its owner, this home has quirky charms like white-washed exposed beams on the vaulted ceilings, randomly-placed stairways, and this open-yet-cozy living room (above and in top photo) with built-in bookshelves.



The dining room and kitchen above are also fab!


Even the master bedroom, which opens to the patio and pool, is charming!  Likewise for the smaller guest bedrooms:


You'll notice that this house isn't all that big and has a fairly neutral color-scheme.  Yet it has loads of style architecturally and interior design-wise.  Take note Whoopi Goldberg, THIS is how you do shabby chic!

Congratulations Christina!  You have the Celebrity Home of the Week!

See the listing with all photos here.

Caio!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, this is truly lovely, and seems like it is reasonably priced.

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  2. I hope the new owner adds color to the walls though. Then it will really pop!

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  3. Thanks Tina! We agree on both counts!

    Hey Anon: We sorta like the white walls, especially since it isn't a very large house.

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  4. LOVE IT. And I agree on the white walls. makes it feel open and airy. makes quirky spaces liveable and not pokey.

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  5. I agree that it's a beautiful home, but I thought she sold it for $1.3M on April 30,2004 - at least according to Celebrity Real Estate with Aerial Views?

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  6. Thanks Karen! Love the word "pokey."

    Thanks to you too, "Eagle Eye" Anon#3! We see you're making us do our homework!

    Here's the scoop from the Real Estalker:

    "Aerial Dave indicates that Miss Ricci sold this house in 2004 and bought another house on nearby Red Oak Drive in 2005. Interestingly, records do indeed reveal that Miss Ricci–through a trust–did spend $1,505,000 for the 2 bedroom and 3 pooper residence on Red Oak Drive. However, two always very reliable and unconnected sources also told Your Mama that the pretty house on Park Oak Drive, currently listed at $1,549,000, is also and indeed owned by the bantam Miss Ricci. So, while there is some confusion on the property and we are simply not sure if Miss Ricci owns this house, at the very least, she did own it at one time."

    Stay tuned! We'll provide an update when we hear something more definitive.

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  7. This home truly deserves Celebrity Home of the Week. The home is simply decorated and liveable. Love the dining room and kitchen. Nothing like dining and talking with good friends and family at the kitchen table. So is the dining room.

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  8. Thanks for this! I just adore her and now I really respect her for having an amazing house.

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  9. You're welcome Alicia B! We feel the same way!

    Before there was "Juno" there was "The Opposite of Sex" and Christina was amazing in it. Her house (if it is indeed still her house) is amazing too.

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  10. Love this house. It should the celebrity home of the year.

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  11. Thanks Anon, You might just be right. But we really liked Shia LaBeouf's mid-century house and John Legend's condo a lot too!

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