[one_fourth]Size: 2,760 sq ft[/one_fourth]
Despite taking a financial cleaning by the king of Ponzy schemes, Bernie Madoff back in 2008, the celebrity couple, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedwick had the funds to purchase a $2.5 million dollar home in Los Angeles. They’ll be packing their bags and possessions in Manhattan and moving cross country to the new home in the Los Feliz neighborhood.
The home, built in 1957, was probably all the rage and excessively modern, but today—it looks a little dated and smacks of the 60’s. It’s full of glass, angles and wood, everything popular 50 years ago. However, it still has interesting features, a great view and a landscape that makes you want to move there.
This 2,760 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is a multi-level home that has an appearance of additions added to the original property. However, this writer believes that it was the intention of the architect to add drama and interesting lines to the house, rather than make it look like a mobile home with an attached garage and family room. Not having the pleasure of a close up and personal view of the home, it’s difficult to tell whether it looks that way or the pictures make it look cobbled.
Part of the problem is not with the home itself but with the décor. If the house was staged, someone needs to fire the person doing the staging, as it is one reason the house looks outdated. There are interesting lines and angles in the living room and a large open space floor plan that requires larger furniture and more of it, making this writer believe it was not the furnishing of the previous owner but a failed staging.
The large windows make this home bright and airy and give both the master bedroom and formal living room/dining room area a great view of Griffin Park Observatory. The master bedroom also offers his and hers bathrooms and closets, a balcony and a skylight.
The outside landscaping and view were probably the selling points of the home. After all, with a little decorating most of the interior would look dramatic and gorgeous. The home greets you with a climb up concrete steps past a lush landscape. There’s also a lounging deck. The backyard has a free form pool, with a stone patio all of which is enclosed with a partial wall lined with plants. While the house has some flaws, over all, with a little interior change, this home in the particularly desired neighborhood was quite a buy for only $2.5 million.
Photos of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick’s Los Feliz House