Actor Zac Efron appears to be leaving town: this week, he listed his modern-style knockout of a house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on the open market.
Rumor has it that Efron—whose film credits include 2017’s Baywatch and last year’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile—is selling in order to relocate to Australia. For whatever reason, the house in question is up for sale at $5.9 million.
The home is a marvelous high modern that was completed in 1964. It begins with a set of abstract impressionist-inspired gates; a driveway hemmed in by tasteful retaining walls leads to the property’s motor court.
The home is as possessed of cerebral warmth as one might expect from a modern from this period. There’s a fair amount of Japanese design influence in its embellishments, most clearly in the skylights, and the shared living spaces have superb flow.
More striking spaces include the living room—which features a fairly magnificent stone and hardwood fireplace with a raised hearth, a wall of sliding glass that opens onto the patio, and excellent views—and the kitchen, which boasts unusually fine hardwood cabinetry, and a center island in the shape of an inverted trapezoid. The center staircase is also lovely.
The hilltop lot measures .81 acres, but the outdoor living area hugs the home, working in a terrace with a spa on a middle level, and a swimming pool and sunlounge below.
Efron’s upcoming projects include Gold and a remake of Three Men and a Baby.