Though they still haven’t sold their modern Encino mansion that’s currently up for grabs with a reduced $5.5 million ask, married showbiz veterans John Francis Daley and Corrine Kingsbury have already moved on to bigger and pricier things, buying a midcentury modern compound in the San Gabriel Valley.
Records confirm Daley — an actor-turned-screenwriter-and-director best known for his roles on “Freaks and Geeks” and “Bones,” as well as his writer and/or director duties for “Game Night,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and the upcoming “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” — and his wife, creator/executive producer of The CW’s “In the Dark,” have picked up a nearly 3-acre spread in a prime pocket overlooking Pasadena’s park-like Arroyo Seco. Last sold for just $400,000 almost 40 years ago, the place was originally listed for $9.8 million before going to the couple at a slight discount.
Built in the mid-1950s and well-maintained through the years, the estate features a main home, plus a separate guesthouse with its own private entrance, kitchenette, and picturesque views of the historic Colorado Street and La Loma bridges — for a total of five bedrooms and seven baths in a little more than 6,200 square feet. There’s also an attached two-car garage and carport with room for more vehicles.
Tucked away behind gates, on two separate parcels offering sweeping views of the San Gabriel Mountains, the L-shaped structure is shaded by towering trees, and fronted by a circular driveway and covered patio spanning the entire length of the main house. Inside, a fireside living room has sliding glass doors spilling out to an expansive terrace ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining, while a formal dining area connects to an eat-in kitchen with white cabinetry, a dark gray-hued cooking island topped by a hood and newer stainless appliances.
Other highlights include a spacious master retreat and cozy office/library, both sporting fireplaces; and the amenities continue outdoors, where the picturesque grounds are laced with gardens and whimsical sculptures, and host a putting green and large pool surrounded by a grassy lawn. An added bonus: a wooden footbridge leading to a charming treehouse for getting away from it all.
The house is also located in the most celebrity-swarmed neighborhood pocket of Pasadena, where some of the nearest neighbors include everyone from Kristen Wiig, Lily Collins and Meryl Streep to Oscar De La Hoya, Ron Burkle and Grimes.
In addition to their for-sale and newly acquired Los Angeles homes, Daley and Kingsbury still maintain a 22-acre hilltop spread in the mountains above Montana’s Flathead Lake that they picked up about two years ago for around $2 million.