[one_fourth]Size: 2,918 sq ft[/one_fourth]
If you have a deep pocketbook, but not deep enough to afford several of the big mansions, then Selma Blair’s Los Angeles, California home might be just the right price. The actress known for performances in “Hellboy,” “Legally Blonde” and “The Sweetest Thing,” has her 2,918 square foot home on the market for $1,780,000. Fencing and tall hedges with a gated but narrow driveway surround the 3 bedroom, 3.5-bath property.
The house has a history, with its construction date in 1922, but fully modernized since that time . Blair purchased it for a mere $1,315 back in late 2004 right after she married, now ex-husband, Ahmet Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa. After the split, Blair and Jason Bleick, a somewhat free spirited fashion designer, became an item and the couple produced their 7 lb., 12 oz. baby boy, Arthur Saint Bleick last fall. In the real estate market, diapers in the house often mean a brand new home, and in this case, it seems to be following the pattern.
White flows throughout the home and in some rooms, makes it reminiscent of a rental. Besides the white walls and exterior, even the floors are painted white with light tan area rugs scattered throughout.
The slightest hint of color comes from the gray or black furniture, a black bathroom floor, some tan rugs and a few accent pieces in the home. Perhaps her realtor told her that a plain white interior would be easier to sell, or she simply has a romance going with white. Either way, the neutral tone of the house is prominent in every room.
One feature of the office that might be a deal breaker is the antler chandelier topped with candle-style lights. Another lighting misadventure is the flower-style chandelier above the dining room table. It’s interesting to view the pictures of the home and note one item that seems to be reappearing in several pictures. A turquoise blue, jug-style vase wanders from the dining room table onto the kitchen counter. The best guess is that the realtor suggested it and moved it for the photos to add a little color to the rooms.
Aside from the easily changed, blah décor, this home is quite nice and reasonably priced compared to many celebrity homes. It’s ready to move into and neutral enough for anyone’s taste. There’s a koi pond in the back, several rooms with a fireplace and a master bedroom with doors opening to the patio. For those who love outdoor entertaining, the back yard offers a big concrete fire pit and a concrete dining area.