Rumors have swirled for nearly a year that busy-as-a-beaver (and newly single) American actor Zac Efron would like to permanently relocate to Australia, where he’s spent much of the last year living in the popular, scenic and surf-centric town of Byron Bay. Now that he’s sold his longtime home in the celeb-saturated Los Feliz area of Los Angeles for $5.3 million, a good bit below the initial asking price of $5.9 million but still a nicely profitable amount over the not-quite $4 million he paid for the hillside home about 7.5 years ago, and dropped $2 million on a vast tract of unspoiled land Down Under, it looks like he just might.
The “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” star’s now former home in Los Angeles is privately squirreled away down a long, gated driveway on more than three-quarters of an acre of hillside property with staggering views that sweep over L.A., from the downtown skyline to the Pacific Ocean. Described in marketing materials as a “perfect celebrity haven” and a “stylish zen contemporary compound,” the estate comprises a flat-roofed two-story main house with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms plus a separate one-bedroom and one-bath guesthouse.
Listing photographs show the home’s sparsely furnished open-plan living spaces feature glossy wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and numerous personal touches: A Bruce Lee painting dominates the foyer, a collection of skateboards hang over the stair well next to the dining room and a vintage pinball machine anchors one corner of the family room.