Three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep re-entered the LA real estate market with her $3.6 million purchase of a mid-century pad in Pasadena. She and husband Don Gummer paid more than half a million dollars below the original asking price for the 3,087 square-foot home. Besides the elegant interiors, the couple will have 2 acres of land to work with.
Actress and writer Kristen Wiig dropped $2.96 million on the famous Case Study House No. 10 in Pasadena. The home, built in 1947 by father-and-son architects Kemper Nomland and Kemper Nomland Jr., was the product of Art & Architecture magazine’s groundbreaking Case Study program, where architects built experimental, inexpensive homes meant to house returning WWII vets. Wiig’s new pad was renovated in 2012 by Design Vidal.
“Broad City” star Abbi Jacobson nabbed a mid-century home in Silver Lake for $1.59 million. The 2,000-square-foot home includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office and a three-car garage. The interiors are appropriately decked out with modern furnishings.
MatchesFashion.com founders Tom and Ruth Chapman paid $24 million for a 6,230 square-foot home in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estates neighborhood. In September, the couple sold a majority stake in their online company in a deal reportedly valued it at $1 billion. The seller was billionaire heir Kevin L. Washington, son of Montana industrialist Dennis Washington.