At the same time he sold a modern, concrete and glass penthouse in Hollywood for $1.38 million — a bit above the $1.125 million asking price and more than $300,000 over the $825,000 he paid 11 years earlier — “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” star Lance Gross splashed out $2.45 million to upgrade his residential circumstances to a stone-accented white-stucco and glass contemporary single-family home in much more suburban Sherman Oaks.
Built in 2017 and dominating a quiet residential corner parcel of just .14 acres, the robustly boxy two-story residence is comprised of a geometric arrangement of volumes interspersed with rough-cut stone accents, unconventional glazing, unexpected setbacks and more balconies than some cats have lives. Both second-floor guest bedrooms have a private bath and open to a small balcony — a third en-suite guest bedroom is on the main floor, while the main bedroom has two private balconies and two walk-in closets, plus a spacious bath with two toilets.
Other notable features of the almost 4,000-square-foot spread include open-plan living spaces that flow easily into one another, eight-foot-tall interior doors, high-gloss wood cabinets in the designer applianced eat-in kitchen, soffit lighting that creates soft ribbons of light around the ceilings in the living and dining areas, a comprehensive, camera-equipped security system, and, for the those unable or unwilling to use the stairs, a high-quality elevator.
In both the kitchen and living room, glass sliders slip into the walls for an easy transition to the backyard, a not-especially large but still nicely outfitted backyard that includes a wee patch of grass, an outdoor kitchen with grill, and a small swimming pool and stone-accented spa. The property was listed with Brandon Ceglia of JohnHart Corp., while Gross was represented in the deal by Kofi Nartey and Michael Joseph of Globl Red.
In addition to nearly 200 episodes of “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” Gross has appeared in number of other Tyler Perry productions, including “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” and “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes,” and earlier this year he signed on to the Lee Daniels and Karin Gist series “Our Kind of People,” which was inspired by late author Lawrence Otis Graham’s 1999 book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.”