Back in 2018, Chrissy Metz forked out $1.6 million for a mostly nondescript ranch house in the San Fernando Valley’s ultra-suburban Tarzana neighborhood. After three years, the “This Is Us” actress is upgrading from that starter home in a big way, doling out $3.5 million for a striking mansion on 2+ acres in prestigious Bell Canyon, a guard-gated community adjacent to Woodland Hills and lying due north of Calabasas.
Due to its secluded nature yet still-close proximity to Hollywood, Bell Canyon has been home to a long list of celebrities. Current residents include Joe Rogan, Niecy Nash, Lil Uzi Vert, Trey Songz and Alyssa Milano.
Built in 2006, Metz’s new stucco-clad and turreted villa lords over a long private driveway that connects to a brick motorcourt and three-car garage. Inside, nearly 6,000 square feet of luxe living space includes five bedrooms and six baths, plus a large bonus space that could be easily converted into a movie theater, gym or playroom.
Arched and hand-carved, the wooden front door opens into a foyer with a grand spiral staircase decorated with custom hand-painted Spanish tiles. The open floorplan also includes a living room sporting an ornate fireplace and walls of floor-to-ceiling arched windows, plus a majestic vaulted ceiling with exposed Douglas fir trusses.
Other main-level highlights include a formal dining room that adjoins a massive kitchen outfitted with a Carrara marble-topped island, breakfast nook and top-of-the-line appliances — a duo of dishwashers, a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a chalkboard front, wine fridge and a pair of Sub-Zero beverage drawers. Upstairs, a spacious master suite is showcased by a jetted tub in its own wood-beamed alcove and walk-in shower with a trio of shower heads; each of the secondary bedrooms — including one on the lower level — host their own custom bathrooms, along with built-in desks and bookshelves.
Outside, the park-like grounds are punctuated by a terraced patio ideal for al fresco dining, a flat grassy yard with a fireside lounge area, and a rectangular pool and separate spa … not to mention some pretty impressive views.
Best-known for her role as Kate Pearson on NBC’s award-winning “This is Us,” the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star also has appeared in the films “Breakthrough” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” And Metz, who also moonlights as a singer-songwriter, recently made her musical debut at the 2019 ACMs with her Oscar-nominated song “I’m Standing With You” from the “Breakthrough” film soundtrack; upcoming projects include a country music album.