Veteran soap story star Michelle Stafford, a two-time Emmy winner with more than 1,700 appearances in the iconic daytime drama “The Young and the Restless” under her professional belt, has put a not-quite-$950,000 price tag on an apartment-sized 1920s Spanish bungalow on the convenient border between Hollywood and the upscale Larchmont Village neighborhood. While she purchased the property more than 20 years ago for about $225,000, it’s unlikely the mother of two occupied the pint-sized bungalow, at least in recent years. Indeed, online listings show the cute cottage was available as a rental in early 2019, first at $5,300 per month and later at $4800 per month, and tax records show Stafford has owned a larger, more family-sized Monterey Colonial-style home in nearby Glendale that she scooped up in 2012 for just over $925,000.
Just a handful of blocks to both the Larchmont Village and Vine Street shopping and dining districts, the slightly more than 930-square-foot abode contains two bedrooms and one renovated bathroom with marble floor tiles. The postage stamp-sized lot, just 2,300 square feet, means landscaping efforts and expenses are minimal.
Set into an itty-bitty porch beneath a vine-draped roof, a turquoise, storybook-worthy arched front door opens efficiently directly into a cozily proportioned living room dominated by a giant and whitewashed, raised-hearth arched fireplace. French doors lead to an unquestionably petite but charming and entirely private, stone-paved courtyard for outdoor dining and lounging, not to mention birthday-suit sunbathing. Open to the living room over an L-shaped counter, the kitchen is updated, if not especially high-end, and somewhat unusually configured with a dishwasher installed under a wall oven that is itself below a can’t-be-easy-to-reach microwave oven.
Nipped behind the kitchen, where it easily works as a home office or dining room, the smaller bedroom achieves modest airiness thanks to multiple windows and a vaulted and beamed ceiling, while the larger main bedroom is bathed in natural light thanks to a large, industrial-style skylight. French doors connect to bigger bedroom to the courtyard terrace.
Along with her three stints over 25+ years as Phyllis Summers on “Y&R,” Stafford has also appeared in more than 400 episodes of “General Hospital,” co-created, wrote, produced and starred in the short-lived semi-autobiographical web series “The Stafford Project,” hosted a couple dozen podcasts about life as a “single mother actress chick in Hollywood,” and, in 2016, created the animal- and cruelty-free skincare line Skin Nation.