John Fogerty lived up to his “Fortunate Son” moniker back in August, when he successfully flipped his rockstar-worthy Encino mansion for $8 million, substantially above the $6.8 million the rock legend (“Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain”) paid “13 Reasons Why” producer Michael Sugar for the place less than three years prior. As it turns out, and though it wasn’t revealed at that time, the buyer is a bit of a rockstar herself — critically-acclaimed actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld.
Born and raised in the L.A. suburbs by well-to-do parents, Steinfeld began her career as a child actress. Her breakthrough came with the Coen Brothers’ 2010 film “True Grit,” and she’s since become an in-demand performer who’s appeared in a slew of films and TV projects — “Dickinson,” “Bumblebee,” “Pitch Perfect,” “Ender’s Game” and the upcoming Disney+ series “Hawkeye” among them. She’s also a musician with two EPs under her belt, and her 2016 single “Starving” hit #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Though her fame and fortune would likely have allowed her to buy a fancy home years ago, Steinfeld has long chosen to continue living with her parents in their Thousand Oaks mansion, a setup she’s claimed to “absolutely love” while admitting that the 2020 quarantine nearly made her “go crazy.” But now that she’s reached her mid-20s, it seems the busy thespian is finally ready to spread her real estate wings, though not too far from home — the Encino property is less than 30 minutes (via car) from her parents’ Thousand Oaks digs, traffic allowing.
And while his $1.2 million profit seems nice on paper, Fogerty also did a comprehensive and doubtless expensive home renovation during his ownership. Though the property was only built in 2016, the Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman transformed the somewhat matronly mansion into an aggressively contemporary showpiece of trendy designer finishes, complete with reclaimed wood siding, multiple stone accent walls and motorized sliding glass doors that “disappear” into their respective walls, providing for a quintessentially indoor-outdoor lifestyle.