Since as far back as August 2009, Rami Malek has bunked up in a relatively humble Laurel Canyon bungalow with his identical twin brother, high school teacher Sami Malek. But with his star now burning brightly, the Oscar-winning actor — who will portray villain Lyutsifer Safin in the upcoming Bond film “No Time to Die,” and is best known for his role as computer hacker Eliot Alderson in “Mr. Robot” and Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody” — has decided to spread his real estate wings.
But it’s just a short flight for Malek; records reveal he’s paid $2.1 million for the midcentury modern home directly across the street. And though he’s finally moving out, it doesn’t necessarily look like he’s moving up. The acclaimed thespian is instead going from a three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage sporting 1,630 square feet of living space to a two-bed, two-bath house with about 1,800 square feet.
Built in 1960 and tucked down a long driveway, the midcentury villa features outdated, quasi-vintage décor, including rouge-colored carpet, baths clad in pink and blue tile, and sliding Shoji screens. Set at the end of a secluded hillside street, the place offers jaw-dropping city and canyon views. Amenities include an electronic gate and two-car garage, plus light-filled interiors with a spacious living room, an intimate den/media room, and a sky-lit kitchen boasting a deluxe Viking range, a breakfast nook, and sliding glass doors to an outdoor deck.
Outdoors, the fenced yard sports a pool surrounded by a flat, grassy lawn. Just a short jaunt away, there’s a poolhouse with a white wood-beamed ceiling and sliding glass doors that could serve as an artist’s studio, gym, or third bedroom.