Ginger-haired twenty-something-year-old actor Cameron Monaghan, known to cable TV watchers as bi-polar gay hellion Ian Gallagher on Showtime’s “Shameless,” and a 2019 winner of a Teen Choice Award for his villain role on Fox’s Batman origin series “Gotham,” has celebrated his rising showbiz success with the slightly more than $1.3 million purchase of a 1950s traditional ranch home in the celeb-packed Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles. Well-maintained and updated over the years, the comfortable if not especially stylish domicile is discreetly located on a semi-private cul-de-sac and sprawls out over one level with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in a bit more than 2,600 square feet.
A small porch and a pint-sized foyer lead to a formal living room with peg-and-groove hardwood floors, a fireplace accented with beige tiles and a bank of French doors to outdoor living and entertaining areas. The adjacent dining room serves as a pass-through to a galley kitchen that features stylistically dated solid Oak cabinets, speckled brown and beige granite countertops and up-to-date, medium-quality stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to a cozily proportioned family room with a built-in entertainment unit crafted of the same wood as the kitchen cabinetry and a slightly larger second family room on the opposite side of the house includes a wet bar and a television-surmounted painted brick raised-hearth fireplace. Huge windows and a sliding glass door the backyard are covered with plantation shutters.
Two average-sized guest bedrooms, both with wall-to-wall shag carpeting and mirrored closet doors, share a hall bathroom updated with bead board paneling, while the privately positioned master suite has glass sliders to the backyard, several closets plus a small dressing room and a fairly ordinary bathroom with a double-sink vanity.
Along the side of the house, a grassy meditation garden sits in the shade of tall, carefully clipped privet hedges and outside the living and dining rooms, a large covered patio with a built-in grill spills out to a long, slender terrace and a swimming pool and spa.