Though the property in question was never openly listed for sale, records confirm Brie Larson has paid $7 million for a Los Feliz house tucked within the confines of Laughlin Park, one of California’s oldest and most entertainment industry-favored gated communities.
The Oscar-winning actress (“Captain Marvel,” the “Scott Pilgrim” film, “Room,” “21 Jump Street”) now holds the deed to a two-story Mediterranean villa-style home originally built circa 1948. Owned for decades by a non-famous family, the place last sold in 2022 for $3.8 million, when it was acquired by a group of local real estate investors.
Given the big jump in price since last year, it’s guaranteed that the somewhat dated property has been completely renovated, but photos and details are scant. Per tax records, the stately structure still spans just under 4,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and four baths. The lot is also relatively generous, spanning more than 9,000 square feet, and includes a backyard swimming pool and grassy lawns.
Inside, a cozy foyer adjoins the home’s curved staircase, and there’s a large living room with a brick fireplace. A sunny kitchen is open to the family room, which offered glass sliding doors opening to the outdoors. Dated listing images also reveal there’s a wood-paneled den, plus an upstairs master suite with impressive views of L.A. skyscrapers.
Other current Laughlin Park homeowners include fellow celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Lauren Graham, Natalie Portman, Will.i.am, Ellen Pompeo, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. But perhaps the neighborhood’s most iconic resident was Cecil DeMille, the American cinema pioneer who lived at his Laughlin Park estate for more than 40 years, until his death in 1959.
As for Larson, she still owns at least two other Los Angeles-area residences — a clifftop cottage in Malibu, and a large home in the suburban neighborhood of Woodland Hills. She also once owned a midcentury bungalow in the Hollywood Hills, which she offloaded in 2019 for about $2.2 million.
Born in Sacramento, the veteran thespian began her career as a child actress, playing supporting roles on primetime TV shows. Her breakthrough came with 2013’s “Short Term 12” indie film, and she subsequently won a Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 2015’s “Room.” “Captain Marvel” became the first female-led superhero film to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and Larson also starred in “Avengers: Endgame,” once the highest-grossing film of all time.