Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt’s former Toluca Lake home hits the market with the listing price for the waterfront property set at $5.795 million and the lease price coming in at $16,500 per month. According to the L.A. Times, the 1920’s Mediterranean-style residence is currently owned by Tina Simpson, the mother of Jessica and Ashley Simpson. She purchased it from Hewitt four years ago for $4.1 million, real estate records show. A romantic brick courtyard fronts the home, which takes in views of the lake from three different levels. In 3,565 square feet, there are four bedrooms, 6.5 baths and living spaces filled with hardwood flooring and built-ins.
The main level holds formal and informal dining areas, a center-island kitchen, living room with a fireplace and lounge with a wet bar. A terra-cotta tile patio sits off the living room area. Upstairs, picture windows and built-in booth seating touch up the master suite. Down below, an indoor-outdoor cabana adjoins a pool and spa. At the water’s edge, there’s a private dock. Jory Burton of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.
All of the proceeds from the Toluca Lake Estate will go to Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation
Bob and Dolores Hope’s eight-bedroom Toluca Lake estate has been sold to businessman Ron Burkle for $15 million. The deal includes the main residence, which was originally built in 1939 by architect Richard Finkelhor (who also designed estates for Barbara Stanwyck and Harpo Marx) and then expanded into a 15,000-square-foot home in the 1950s by noted Hollywood architect John Elgin Woolf (who built homes for the likes of Cary Grant, Errol Flynn and Katharine Hepburn). The sprawling, 5.2-acre property at 10346 Moorpark St. also includes indoor and outdoor pools, formal gardens, a guest house, a three-hole golf course and a putting green. Craig Stone, executive director of the estate’s division for Pacific Union International, represented both the buyer and seller, with all proceeds going to the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation.
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