Actor turned “Crazy Heart” writer/director/producer Scott Cooper has upgraded his residential circumstances, so real estate yenta Yolanda Yakkettyyak swears on her dead grandmother’s pearls, with the almost $7.6 million purchase of a Pacific Palisades house sold by Patrick Dempsey’s make-up artist wife Jillian. Located in the low-key but high-toned Huntington Palisades neighborhood, the property was purchased in July 2015, shortly after it was publicly announced the Dempseys split up, and flipped back on the market exactly a year later, soon after the comely couple reconciled, at $8 million.
The five bedroom and 4.5 bathroom residence, a 6,100-plus-square-foot traditional built in the 1950s and “redesigned” according to online marketing materials with a “warm modern influence,” opens to voluminous living room with cathedral ceiling, French oak floorboards, antique marble fireplace, and a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows that spill out to a dining terrace that overlooks the grassy backyard and swimming pool.
There’s also a formal dining room, a paneled library/office with fireplace, and a roomy, country-style eat-in kitchen decked out with slab marble counter tops and chunky wood beams on the ceiling. Main floor bedrooms include a master suite with a second antique marble fireplace and walk-in closet along with a junior master suite and an en suite staff bedroom. Upstairs two more family bedrooms flank a den/playroom and share a hall bathroom while an attached, one-bedroom and one-bathroom guesthouse opens to the pool and includes a sitting room and kitchenette.
Cooper, whose next film, the period drama “Hostiles” is due out next year and stars Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike and Oscar winner Christian Bale, previously owned a 3,300 square-foot 1960s contemporary in Brentwood’s lower Mandeville Canyon bought in early 2012 for $1.8 million, put up for sale in March at $3.695 million and sold last month for $3.625 million. As for the Dempseys, who will most assuredly (if they haven’t already) acquire a new residence in which to co-habitate, they sold a 3.25-acre compound above Malibu’s Zuma Beach in June 2015 for $15 million to billionaire investor Sid Bass and they continue to own a contemporary micro-compound in Venice snapped up in late 2014 for a tetch more than $1.9 million.
listing photos: Hilton & Hyland