Just ahead of his “Robin Hood” debut, and with another fat paycheck in the bank, actor Jamie Dornan accepted an offer of $3.2 million for the L.A. home he put up for sale last summer. Right on the money, it turns out, because it was listed for $3.2 million at the end of August.
Dornan picked up the Nichols Canyon residence for about $2.85 million two and a half years ago. Spanning 2,500 square feet, the one-story home holds three bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It was designed and built by architect Edward H. Fickett in 1959, and got a few style adjustments from modern-minded architect Val Powelson in the mid-1960s.
The way it stands now, many of the original elements remain and have been improved upon with some modern touches. The layout is unique; the home’s living spaces flow outward from a glass-walled atrium at its center. Each of the living spaces is open-concept, and the heavy use of glass allows for maximum visibility throughout.
For a house that eschews the compartmental, the home can be quite comforting. The sitting room and den space share a double-sided stone fireplace. The dedicated dining space benefits from plenty of natural light. The kitchen gets short shrift in the design, but appeals by virtue of its utilitarian style.
The property exterior continues the midcentury feel in its deck space, and concrete swimming pool and spa area.
Dornan is best known for his role as Christian Grey in the “Fifty Shades” franchise.