Emma Roberts has a new house, a new baby, and a new Netflix producer gig (the upcoming vampire drama series “First Kill”) all in time for 2021. It’s three times the residential charm for everyone’s favorite “American Horror Story” actress, who first owned a modest bungalow above L.A.’s Laurel Canyon that was sold in 2016 to fellow thespian Sarah Paulson. From there, Roberts moved to a Mediterranean villa in Los Feliz’s star-studded Laughlin Park gated community, which was sold off last year for $5.9 million to a still-unidentified cash buyer.
Now Roberts has returned to her Hollywood roots with the $3.2 million acquisition of a dignified home along a particularly beautiful, tree-shaded street that’s just moments from all the area hotspots. Screened behind newly-installed hedges and gates, the property consists of an early-1920s main house with creamy stucco contrasted against prim black shutters. The Colonial-style spread appears to sport a center hall floorplan, and there’s a covered porch with a dangling light pendant.
Because the property was never officially on the market, photos are few, but prior listing details note that the 2,500-square-foot structure offers formal living and dining rooms, plus a family room with an adjoining breakfast area that connects to an eat-in kitchen that’s been expensively renovated with a SubZero fridge and an eye-poppingly pricey Lacanche stove. French doors from the kitchen lead to the grassy backyard.
All three of the home’s bedrooms are located upstairs, with two guest rooms sharing a single full bathroom and a master suite with a patio that overlooks all the backyard’s amenities. There’s a sparkling pool with an inset spa, separate patios for lounging and entertaining, a firepit, vegetable garden, and a two-car garage that’s been converted into a guesthouse with a large, high-ceilinged office.
Roberts and her boyfriend, “Mudbound” actor Garrett Hedlund, have not been shy about sharing glossy photos of the .19-acre estate to their Instagram followers. And it’s not difficult to see why — the front yard alone is shelter magazine cover-worthy, with bunches of jasmine and lavender juxtaposed against vibrant sprays of white roses. Magnolia trees and perfectly sculpted vines add a dash of Southern charm.