Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors — La Cañada Flintridge.
And while the small, affluent community may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he can count actress Angela Bassett and a host of entertainment-industry types among his neighbors. Plus, the schools are good. To borrow his oft-quoted phrase: It's "so money."
Still, it will be a big change from his three-level penthouse atop Chicago's Palmolive Building. That property was listed at $16.8 million until recently.
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His new Colonial-style home sits on three-quarters of an acre with a swimming pool and a sports court. There are five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,563 square feet of living space.
Also a producer and screenwriter, the 43-year-old Vaughn has starred in movies such as "Wedding Crashers" (2005), "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004) and "Swingers" (1996). He will be in "The Internship," due out next month, and "Delivery Man."
Debra McCoy of Dilbeck Real Estate was the listing agent, and Christine Navarro of Podley Properties was the sales agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Listed to the tune of $1.1 million
Martin Johnson, lead singer and songwriter for Boys Like Girls, has put his Studio City home up for sale at $1.1 million.
The three-story contemporary, built in 1978, features vaulted ceilings, balconies, canyon views, two fireplaces, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,681 square feet of living space. The more than quarter-acre lot has fruit trees, a lawn and a hot tub.
Boys Like Girls released a self-titled album in 2006, "Love Drunk" in 2009 and "Crazy World" last year. Johnson has worked with Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana, among others, as a songwriter and producer.
Johnson, 27, bought the property in 2010 for $737,000.
Scott Patterson of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
Venice charmer 'Touched' buyer
Actress Maria Bello has sold her Craftsman home in Venice for $2 million.
The house went into escrow seven days after it came on the market and sold for 8% above the asking price of $1.85 million.
Built in 1915 and set behind gates in a walk-street area, the house is a charmer — painted blue with red doors and windows and yellow accents. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, a front veranda, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a lawn, patio space and a single-car garage.
Bello, 46, has been on the TV series "Touched" (2012-13) and "Prime Suspect" (2011-12). Her film work includes "Payback" (1999), "Secret Window" (2004) and "World Trade Center" (2006). She will be in the summer comedy "Grown Ups 2."