Harry Potter has been the real estate flavour of the month, with a number of homes featured the movie franchise being put up for sale. Now, though, comes one firmly from the real world of Potter has come to the market: the Los Angeles compound owned by actor Tom Felton. And it might be the most magical of the lot.
The compound, located near the base of LA’s Nichols Canyon, sits behind a high wall of foliage, making it perfect for an actor looking to disapparate from public view, boasting two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a snazzy guesthouse. The master suite includes a fireplace, direct access to the backyard, with the whole bungalow dating back to the 1920s.
Felton, who is known to Potter fans as Draco Malfoy, bought the property back in 2014 for $1.275 million and is advertising it for $1.449 million. A tidy profit of of $174,000? That is magic.
Elon Musk buys Bel Air mansion
Elon Musk has bought a new Bel Air Mansion to join his growing collection.
The inventor, entrepreneur and extremely wealthy man spent $24.25 million on a mansion this week. The property, which is “ultra-contemporary”, according Variety’s Dirt and built to specification, sits on a high ridge above Los Angeles’ starry neighbourhood. While that might sound like news in itself, though, the real surprise is that it is only one of five homes that Musk now owns in the area: in the last four years the SpaceX founder has spent more than $70 million on property in Bel Air.
Blunt and Krasinski buy in Park Slope
Blunt and Krasinksi, everyone’s favourite Hollywood couple-cum-real estate investors, are at it again. The pair of actors, who can barely go a couple of months without being involved in some kind of property transaction, have relocated east to Park Slope in Brooklyn this month.
The duo have snapped up a six-bed townhouse in the coveted family neighbourhood, which boasts large kitchen, living and dining rooms – perfect for raising a family. It follows no fewer than three homes of theirs being put on the market in the last year.
Emilio Estevez sells Malibu micro-vineyard
Sometimes, the road longest travelled is the most rewarding – a sentiment that Emilio Estevez, who directed a film about the hiking pilgrimage path of Camino de Santiago, is certain to understand. Sure enough, it has taken him a lengthy hike to find a buyer for his Malibu micro-vineyard. It has been on and off the market for several years, with the price varying from as high as $10 million to as low as $6.4 million. Now, Variety reports that he has sold the plot for an unknown amount, although it was most recently listed at $6.5 million.