[one_fourth]Size: 4,245 sq ft[/one_fourth]
[box] Even though British humor hasn’t fully qualified as a favorite of the American television audience, Matt Lucas decided to take his talents to the California and set up residency in West Hollywood. This British humorist made a huge mark on the moviegoers as both Tweedledum and Twedledee in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and more recently as the extremely creepy roommate of Kristen Wiig in “Bridesmaids.”[/box]
The $2,900,000 price for the five bedrooms, three and a quarter baths mini compound might seem a bit if your standards include a pool, but in real estate, it’s all about location. The location is on one of the more desirable areas in West Hollywood and easily within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and anything else you’d want quickly.
The Spanish influence of the balmy area shows in this single story 2,245 square foot main home with a 2,000 plus square foot guesthouse. The main residence has three of the bedrooms and 2.75 baths, while the guesthouse has the other two bedrooms and bath.
The living room of the main house has a vaulted ceiling and includes a fireplace. Even though it might sound like a cozy country retreat, it remains quite formal without loosing the warm friendly appearance. The home has a relatively open design with several rooms separated by a large island of beams and walls in the center.
The kitchen is state of the art and has not only a huge work island with white and black décor, mostly white however with black adding accent to the floor, smoke colored glass faced cabinets and Tweedledum/Tweedledee black and white checkerboard wall tiles. Perhaps these tiles influenced his decision to purchase the home.
The two-story guesthouse graces the back of the property and has the unique feature of a roof top terrace you access via an exterior staircase. The previous owner, Gil Garfield of the 50’s singing fame, used the guesthouse as a studio. Matt Lucas gives no hint of how he intends to use the area.
This well-appointed mini compound is attractive, interesting and worth the money he spent when you consider the area. It seems that one of our newest members of the Hollywood scene got a real bargain for his money.