It didn’t take Sam Page long to find his perfect residential real estate match, having just swapped one impressive Los Angeles home for another. Records show the veteran film and TV actor — best known for his roles on the popular Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries rom-coms and holiday movies — just doled out $7.4 million for actress Brooke Shields’ rustic chalet-style residence in the ritzy Riviera neighborhood pocket. Meanwhile, his revamped 1950s craftsman-style property nearby is currently in escrow to be sold, asking $4 million.
On and off the rental market for the past several years — once for as much as $35,000 per month, fully furnished — Shields’ place popped up for sale with an $8.2 million ask this past August. The price dropped to just under $8 million, before ultimately going to Page and his wife Cassidy Elliott — founder and co-director of the children’s educational program, The Playgroup House — at a nearly $600,000 discount.
Tucked away down a gated driveway, on almost a half-acre parcel offering picturesque canyon and mountain vistas, the cedar-shingled structure was built in 1982 and is fronted by a brick motorcourt and charming front porch. Once inside, five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths are spread across 5,300 square feet of shabby chic-inspired living space adorned throughout with dark-stained Douglas fir hardwood floors and whitewashed wood-beam ceilings.
Main-level highlights include a spacious living room sporting a fireplace and walls of glass opening to a wraparound terrace. There’s also a formal dining area, plus a sleekly designed gourmet kitchen outfitted with a marble-topped eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances and a cozy fireside breakfast nook.
A penthouse-style master retreat covering the entire top floor comes complete with a fireplace, an office/study, a separate sitting room, balcony overlooking the Getty Center, and custom walk-in closet and dressing room. A luxe bath is equipped with yet another fireplace, a makeup vanity, soaking tub and sauna.
Four additional bedrooms can be found on the lower level, along with a media lounge, wet bar and game room; and outdoors, the woodsy grounds host a freeform pool and spa, and several spots ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.