For whatever reason, certain properties have a knack for attracting famous buyers over and over again. Maybe it’s the old “if it’s good enough for so-and-so, it’s good enough for me” adage, or maybe celebrity-owned homes just have features that make the place more attractive to high-profile types, amenities like walls and tall hedges, not to mention glitzy tech gadgetry and name-brand designers.
One of those homes is this walled and hedged mini-estate in Sherman Oaks, which lies just over the hill from the hubbub of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, on a quietly unassuming cul-de-sac. In 2012, the property was purchased for about $1.2 million by “Who What Wear” founder Katherine Power, who co-owns Cameron Diaz’s Avaline wine brand. Power flipped the house less than a year later to her friend, actress Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls,” “Thor,” “WandaVision”).
In 2016, Dennings sold the place to noted fashion designer Katherine Kleveland and her husband, MTV producer Colin Nash. It was Kleveland and Nash who recently off-loaded their home for $2.6 million to its latest owner, prolific Hollywood multi-hyphenate Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids,” “Grown Ups”).
Rudolph, now 48, rose to fame in the ’90s, first as a member of the alt rock band The Rentals before gaining wider recognition as a member of the famed Groundlings comedy troupe. The Emmy-winning actress is also a Valley veteran — in addition to her impressive new Sherman Oaks digs, Rudolph owns at least one other L.A. home, a sprawling ranch-style abode out in the prototypically suburban community of Tarzana. That gated home, set on a charmingly unkempt 3.7-acre lot, was acquired way back in 2000 for $2.3 million and is co-owned with “There Will Be Blood” director Paul Thomas Anderson, her life partner.