Erin Foster, the veteran actress and screenwriter turned Bumble creative director, has doled out nearly $6.6 million for an estate in the historic Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Square. The seller was award-winning filmmaker/novelist Michael Tolkin (“The Player”), who acquired the nearly century-old digs almost three decades ago, back in early 1993.
Now in her late 30s, Foster is probably best known to the public as the daughter of Grammy-winning songwriter/music producer David Foster and former model Rebecca Dyer. But the Los Angeles native has managed to carve out a successful career all on her own, mostly in conjunction with her older sister Sara Foster; in the mid-2000s, the duo created and starred in VH1’s reality TV parody series “Barely Famous,” and later launched a podcast — “The World’s First Podcast with Erin & Sara Foster” — and the fashion brand Favorite Daughter.
In 2017, the Foster sisters became the co-heads of creative at Bumble, the United States’ second-most-popular dating app; in the five years since they joined the company, the tech juggernaut’s valuation has soared from $1 billion to $5 billion. And on the personal front, Foster married businessman Simon Tikhman in 2019.
Originally built back in the mid-1920s, Foster’s newly acquired house is sited on over a quarter-acre parcel of land. Inside, five bedrooms and six baths are spread across a little more than 5,300 square feet of nicely preserved yet decidedly dated living space adorned throughout with hardwood floors and vintage light fixtures. There’s also a three-car garage topped by a large guest casita.
Separated from the street by a manicured lawn dotted with mature trees, the creamy-hued stucco and terracotta-roof structure has a gated driveway off to the side. A portico-topped front door opens into a double-height entry foyer displaying a decorative wrought-iron staircase, while a formal living room rests beneath a coved ceiling, and features an ornate fireplace and several wood-trimmed French doors.
Opposite the living room lies a casual den sporting a built-in wall unit, and additional main-level highlights include a dining area and an office with built-in bookshelves. A spacious yet outdated kitchen is outfitted with a black-and-white checkered tile floor, hanging pot rack, stainless refrigerator, and an older commercial-grade stove and oven unit.
Upstairs, four family bedrooms include a spacious primary suite with a sitting room and tiled bath sporting a tub/shower combo. As for the garden-laced grounds, expect to find the aforementioned guesthouse and garage, plus an expansive patio ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, and a pool and spa flanked by a trellised lounge area and sundeck.