Turns out all those tabloid rumors were true. Recent months have seen much speculation swirl around Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes — not about their relationship, but regarding their real estate. Since early in 2021, the pair have allegedly been hatching an intricate plan to “ditch Hollywood” for good. So the stories go, the L.A.-based couple have soured on the city and want to move north, perhaps to Gosling’s native Ontario, Canada, where they can raise their two children well away from the bright lights of Tinseltown.
Records now reveal that the couple has followed through on cutting L.A. ties. Their primary residence of more than a decade — a century-old house in Los Feliz — has been sold for nearly $5 million. The buyers, a married couple, are obviously wealthy but not at all famous.
True to their reputation as one of Hollywood’s most private couples, the Mendes-Gosling Los Feliz sale was consummated discreetly and without any fanfare. And because the estate was never on the market, you’ll have to use your imagination to picture the interiors. The only things we know about the place come directly from tax records, and a few tidbits of information dug up from years-old listings, deep within the bowels of the internet.
Built in 1926, the Mediterranean Revival-style spread sits on an unusually-shaped corner lot spanning about a third of an acre. The house is surrounded by some of the tallest hedges and bamboo shoots in town, ideal for a high-profile couple seeking privacy. There’s a detached garage with space for three cars, and what appears to be some sort of guest studio or detached office. Various patios and terraces step down to a swimming pool, which is classically elegant in all its rectangular glory.