Greater than 4 years in the past, actor and Hollywood scion Jessica Capshaw paid $10 million for an under-construction new mansion in L.A.’s coveted Pacific Palisades neighborhood. That residence has since been accomplished, so it’s no shock that the “Gray’s Anatomy” alum has bought her eco-friendly “starter” home in close by Santa Monica. The $5.75 million deal, accomplished off-market, was all-cash and first reported by the L.A. Occasions.
Sited on a charmingly tree-lined avenue, the 1927 Spanish Colonial-style cottage had solely modified arms twice earlier than Capshaw purchased it in 2007, for about $three million. On the time, the considerably dilapidated property was comprised of a two-story home spanning about 2,900 sq. toes, plus a crumbling, indifferent two-car storage tucked right into a far nook of the .2-acre lot.
Capshaw and her husband, Trustworthy Firm co-founder Christopher Gavigan, first restored the primary home earlier than specializing in the storage. They basically razed the present construction, retaining solely its footprint, and rebuilt the house as an enviably stylish guesthouse with a contemporary Spanish type that marries properly with the primary house’s aesthetic.
The 950 sq. ft., Greenguard-certified unit comprises a kitchenette, an ethereal residing house topped by three skylights, and a bed room with ensuite tub. There’s additionally 4 units of French doorways — offering that desirably indoor/out of doors SoCal life-style — plus a semi-hidden loft space accessed by a tall ladder.
Within the non-public yard, a spacious banquette overlooks the glowing saltwater pool, and an out of doors firepit companies properly for small alfresco gatherings. Hardcore sustainability followers will admire the artificial grass garden, put in by ForeverLawn, in addition to the yard’s drought tolerant plantings.
Data reveal the $5.75 million money purchaser is Texas billionaire Dan Friedkin, who has turn out to be one of many world’s wealthiest auto sellers by means of his digital monopoly on Toyotas in Texas and the encompassing states. Friedkin isn’t new to L.A., nonetheless — he continues to personal an $18 million “Belgian farmhouse-inspired” residence in close by Brentwood. And he’s additionally obtained one other house in Santa Monica, this one an ocean-view property that’s at the moment up on the market with a $6.four million pricetag.
As for Capshaw and Gavigan, their new Palisades property consists of a three-level, Cape Cod-inspired mansion with greater than 10,000 sq. toes of residing house, one which occurs to lie in the identical common neighborhood because the longtime property of Capshaw’s mom Kate Capshaw and stepfather Steven Spielberg.