Does this house have a secret ability to pull at the heartstrings of ex-Nickelodeon stars? It certainly appears so, as the place has so far roped in two of the network’s best-known veterans. From 2013-2016, the Studio City property was owned by Jennette McCurdy, the former child actress who had her breakthrough on the wildly popular “iCarly” sitcom. The next owner was a non-famous attorney who recently sold the place to Keke Palmer — another former child star whose own breakthrough came on the “True Jackson, VP” sitcom in the late aughts, where she starred alongside McCurdy.
While McCurdy has retired from acting, Palmer has become a Hollywood sensation; the Emmy winner has starred in “Hustlers,” alongside Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, in Ryan Murphy’s now-cancelled “Scream Queens” series, and in VH1’s “Scream” series. She’s also released music albums, lent her voice to Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” cohosted the “Strahan, Sara and Keke” talk show alongside Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, and authored a book. Earlier this year, the Illinois native inked an overall deal with media company eOne.
Palmer’s new L.A. home would likely appeal to buyers who would consider a luxury condo but are turned off by the idea of common walls and living in a planned development. The property is ideal for a busy single person, with the compact 5,000-square-foot lot having essentially no yard, good for both maintenance peace-of-mind and Palmer’s water bill.
Perched at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the Studio City hills, the 1980s structure is described by the listing as a “beautiful Mediterranean home.” The 2,600-square-foot structure towers above the road, seemingly shoehorned onto its relatively compact lot. There’s an attached garage, and the stucco-clad house has been painted a trendy dark gray, which contrasts against its red tile roof. Inside, the renovated interiors are open and airy, with red-tinged hardwood floors and off-white walls throughout.