After 22 years, and four distinctively named children, also creatively-named former child actor Soleil Moon Frye and veteran reality TV producer Jason Goldberg have called it quits. So, it’s not too much of a surprise to celebrity property gossips they’ve opted to sell their custom-renovated family home in L.A.’s prestigious, pricey and famously celeb-packed Hidden Hills community at close to $6 million.
Not counting renovation expenses and real estate fees, Frye, who will star in the upcoming reboot of “Punky Brewster,” the iconic sitcom that made her a household name in the 1980s, and Goldberg, whose credits include the “Beauty and the Geek,” “Punked” and, more recently, the docuseries “The Valley of the Boom,” hope to more than double the $2.56 million they paid for the property not quite three years ago.
Built in 1975 on just over 1.1 thickly treed acres in what is arguably the plumiest pocket of the horsey guard-gated enclave, the roughly 5,000-square-foot, family-friendly California farmhouse reflects an upscale Zen-bohemian aesthetic with five bedrooms and five bathrooms plus two powder rooms.
A blacktop driveway swoops down to a huge motor court and four-car garage, and the jet-black front doors informally open directly into the spacious combination living, dining and kitchen area. Walls as white as printing paper and numerous black-framed glass sliders add crisp modernity to the vast multipurpose space that showcases a cavernous vaulted ceiling and a forest’s worth of what listings held by Branden Williams and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates and Tomer Fridman at Hilton & Hyland describe in marketing materials as “imported reclaimed barn-wood floors and accent walls.” A simple fireplace set into a wood-clad wall anchors one end of the light-filled space, while the unfussy high-end kitchen effectively mixes rustic woods with simple snow-white cabinets, delicately veined white marble counters and unique fixtures. Glass sliders open the airy and sparely furnished space to wrap-around covered porch.
In addition to a powder room entirely clad in reclaimed wood planks and an en suite guest bedroom, the main floor also includes an oversized primary bedroom with lots more reclaimed wood cladding and, somewhat unusually and probably not to everyone’s liking, a deep soaking tub that sits in the bedroom rather than in the roomy bathroom. Downstairs are three more en suite guest bedrooms, one of them with built-in bunk beds faced in — you got it! — reclaimed wood planks, and a family room that’s just as large as the living/dining room directly above it. Glass sliders throughout the lower level allow for easy access to the swimming pool and inset spa.
The property’s idyllic grounds include rolling, tree-shaded lawns and a small fruit orchard with apple, apricot, orange and nectarine trees. A lower plateau has a deck with an organic, Hershey’s Kiss-shaped yurt where, according to a tour of the property Frye gave People a couple of years ago, the low-key, spiritually-minded actor meditates.
Hidden Hills, the Beverly Hills of L.A.’s sprawling San Fernando Valley, is home to all sorts of high profile and deep-pocketed movers and shakers, and the swank section where Frye and Goldbergs’s soon-to-be-former home is located counts among its nearby neighbors Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian, who recently acquired side-by-side mansions, nonagenarian sportscaster Vin Scully, gender-fluid make-up mogul Jeffree Star, who paid $14.6 million in cash for his nearly 20,000-square-foot behemoth, and convicted felons Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, the former recently released from prison and latter currently serving a five month sentence for their roles in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
For now, Frye and Goldberg own at least two other properties in Los Angeles, a 1920s Spanish villa in the Beachwood Canyon area that they scooped up in 2002 for $900,000 — it was unsuccessfully put up for sale in 2019 at $2.6 million — and a unassuming cottage just half a block from the beach along one of Venice Beach’s famed walk streets that they picked up in late 2004 for $1.1 million.