Though she only scooped it up about 1.5 years ago for $4.1 million, “High School Musical” star and pop singer Ashley Tisdale, now 35, a recent co-star of the short-lived sitcom “Carol’s Second Act” and expecting her first child with singer Christopher French, is already asking a notably profitable $5.8 million for her stylishly appointed home in the star-studded Los Feliz area of Los Angeles.
Extensively restored and updated prior to Tisdale’s purchase, the handsome, slightly-more-than-4,200-square-foot pan-Mediterranean villa presides over an extensively fortified one-third-of-an-acre parcel along one of the neighborhood’s premiere streets. In addition to the main residence’s four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, a two-story guesthouse attached the backside of the detached two-car garage adds another bedroom, 1.5 baths and a kitchenette.
Myriad modern updates and designer finishes comfortably coexist alongside a variety of original architectural features and flourishes. Floors are covered in European oak throughout, ceilings are coved in several of the main floor public rooms and many walls feature a labor intensive lime wash that gives them an almost suede-like patina. Eye popping patterned wallpaper sets the stage in the center hall foyer that steps down to a spacious, light-filled living room dominated by a baronial fireplace painted the same dark greenish-grey as the walls and ceiling of the casually furnished though still fetchingly dramatic dining room.
The hand-sculpted walls of the family room are soft putty grey while those in the high-end country kitchen are sheathed floor-to-ceiling in dark-grouted white subway tiles. In the kitchen’s informal dining space, there’s a raised fireplace for chilly mornings and cool evenings as well as steel-trimmed glass doors for easy access to the backyard.
Each of the four bedrooms on the upper level benefit from a glittery nighttime view. One of the bedrooms spills out to a large, city-view terrace under a black-and-white striped awning, while the up-to-date vintage-inspired bathrooms sport white marble floors and top-end fittings.
Designed for casual gatherings, a huge dining and lounging deck outside the kitchen and dining room is partly covered in black-and-white striped awning fabric. Below the deck, a simple rectangular swimming pool is surrounded by tropical plantings. Mounds of foliage help to screen out neighboring homes. Just above the pool and discreetly nipped away behind the garage, the two-story guesthouse’s upper floor houses the Tisdale-French’s recording studio.
The property is listed with Anthony Paradise at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty.
If Tisdale’s recent real estate past is any indication of her future, it’s not such a stretch to imagine she might sell her Los Feliz home to someone in the entertainment industry. She briefly owned a home in Studio City that she sold in the fall of 2016 for almost $2.7 million to Haylie Duff — Duff has since sold it — and she turned around the following year to shell out close to $2.66 million for a historic Hollywood Hills home she bought from five-time Emmy nominated TV director Craig Zisk and profitably sold in 2019 for nearly $3.6 million to indie folk-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson.