Swedish model and actor Mini Andén and model Taber Schroeder sold a stylishly renovated, 1930s home in a leafy and sought-after pocket of L.A. late last year for close to $2.7 million and a plugged-in real estate insider swears the new owners are married actors Beth Behrs and Michael Gladis. The residence’s handsomely familiar traditional exterior belies its bespoke and thoroughly modern-minded interiors that include three bedrooms and three bathrooms in close to 2,800 square feet.
Traditional architectural detailing such as six-pane windows, original stair banisters and a couple of antique brick fireplaces function in taut opposition and calm harmony with bold light fixtures and hardwood floors painted bright white. Furnished by Andén and Schroeder with a sophisticated collection of eclectic furniture and hung with antique paintings of horses, the formal living room is anchored by a fireplace and open to an adjoining family room where French doors allow easy access to the backyard, while the expensively updated eat-in kitchen is a study in high-end simplicity and dernier cri decorative élan with a snazzy array of high-end designer appliances and gleaming white solid-surface countertops on sugar-white cabinets with trendy brass fixtures. A small study or breakfast room with a corner fireplace surrounded in acid-etched mirrors and a guest bedroom complete the main floor.
An ample guest bedroom, a vintage-styled bathroom and a unusually huge, walk-in linen closet lined with built-in storage are joined on the second floor by the master bedroom. The bedroom includes built-in display shelves and a glamorous chandelier and the spacious bathroom features a vintage, claw-footed bathtub, an over-sized shower sheathed in white subway tiles and a vaulted ceiling punctuated by a series of sky lights that fill the room with natural light.
A slim loggia and brick terrace outside the kitchen and family room gives way to a perfectly private and rustically landscaped idyll that incorporates a sunken fire pit surrounded by built-in seating, an eye-catching dining pavilion and a positively soignée, oval-shaped swimming pool.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time Behrs, now starring in “The Neighborhood” after starring in 130+ episodes of the long-running sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” and Gladis, a supporting actor on “Mad Men” who is set to star in the upcoming series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels,” have owned a home purchased from an international showbiz couple; In 2014 Behrs paid then coupled German-American model and actress Diane Kruger and Canadian-American actor Joshua Jackson almost $1.5 million for a three-bedroom and three-bathroom home in an historic Hollywood Hills neighborhood.