After years in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park neighborhood, retired actress Bridget Fonda (“Single White Female,” “Jackie Brown,” “The Godfather Part III”) and Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman (“Men in Black,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Batman,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) sold their two-mansion compound for $13 million in two separate transactions to two separate buyers. The larger home, a notably glam Italian Renaissance-style villa, went for $8.8 million to “Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, while the smaller midcentury-themed property next door sold for $4.2 million to wealthy widow Irene Salinger Johnson.
Now records reveal Elfman and Fonda have taken their winnings and moved to the more family-friendly Encino area, where the couple recently dumped $8 million on side-by-side homes in what is arguably the best neighborhood pocket of town. Together, the two properties span about 2.2 acres, and each of them has a 1950s ranch-style home on the premises.
The pricier property, acquired by the couple in March for $4.7 million, boasts a sprawling 6,000-square-foot traditional home sites privately behind gates and trees. Described in the listing as an “entertainer’s paradise” and “an oasis of peace and nature,” the tranquil estate also includes a pool, a sports court, and park-like grounds overlooked by mature trees. The smaller property, purchased in May for $3.3 million, has a 3,500-square-foot house with dated interiors, plus a grassy backyard and swimming pool.
Debbie Pisaro of Compass held the listing on the larger home; Craig Knizek and Aleen Der-Artinian of The Agency held the listing on the smaller one. Rayni and Branden Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates repped the buyers on both properties.