Mindy Kaling has officially parted company with her other cute-as-a-button Spanish eclectic in Beverly Grove.
Both homes indicate Ms. Kaling has an eye for the sophisticated. She sold the first of the little Los Angeles-area investment houses—also a charming period Spanish-style—early last summer, accepting an offer of $1.6 million for that property. This time around, she’s decided to take $1.96 million against a $2.2 million asking price for a home she purchased about a decade ago, for $1.58 million.
The residence is a 1920’s vintage, and looks very much the part. Stucco, a series of arches, tile roof, lantern sconces and an asymmetrical façade distinguish the streetside view as soft and borderline storybook, with a stone walkway and desert-flora landscaping enhancing the period SoCal effect.
Within, there’s stucco, an endless series of softened angles, dark wood, exposed beams, and a kiva fireplace in the living room. The 2,675 square feet is substantial enough, but the stylized interiors feel cozier. The kitchen gets some overt updating, though, with conspicuous granite and cabinetry that suggests period strongly enough to look contemporary.
The baths are unusual in this house. In the master, the alcove tub is enhanced by a black tiled arch, with the shower and toilet following suit; the other baths fall into line, using green or lavender to offset the black. The accumulation is, like much of the rest of the home, heavily stylized, and pretty effective.
Kaling appears in Disney’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s childhood classic ‘A Wrinkle in Time’; the film, which also stars Reese Witherspoon, is currently in theaters.