Mandy Moore’s new home in San Diego’s Linda Vista community—at $2.56 million—is a mid-century single-floor residence with modern design elements. The house was designed by Harold Zook, a Chicago-area architect.
The home contains three bedrooms and three baths, and features built-in bookcases, floor-to-ceiling windows, tile floors, and brick partitions and fireplace. The open design plan of the main living space, combined with the low ceiling, flat roof and abundant glass, give the house the unmistakable feel of a 1950’s construction. The era’s design elements are moving from stilted and chilly to historical, quaintly conjuring the atomic age; some updating may be in the cards.
The property exterior features a covered portico and terrace with integrated plantings, rectangular pool, mature trees and some nicely landscaped desert flora. The property is perched on a hilltop, and spans about an acre. There are views of the surrounding countryside.
Mandy Moore, star of NBC’s slice-of-life hit ‘This Is Us,’ began her career as a singer in the 1990’s. Her 1999 release ‘So Real,’ released by Epic, went platinum. Her records have sold copies into ten figures. She took her first substantial film role in 2001’s ‘The Princess Diaries,’ and has appeared regularly in film and television since. She has released six studio albums, and in 2005 launched her own fashion line, Mblem, which stopped production in 2009. She has worked with non-profit philanthropic organizations concerned with children’s health crises, cancer awareness, and women’s issues.