Kate Beckinsale hefted a home in Los Angeles onto the open market during the high summer of this year. The actress listed the property in early August for $3.995 million, and sold it for that figure.
The 1965-built Cape begins with a very invitational preamble indeed: a covered sitting area with skylights, a slate floor and a lantern pendant leading up to a single front door with sidelights and a single square casement window.
The interiors meet the expectations set by this comfortingly easygoing and well thought out first impression. The exterior’s stone accents are picked up in the living room fireplace; other details include exposed ceiling timber, maple floors, a semi-vaulted ceiling and multiple sets of French doors that open to the exterior living area.
An office with a ladder-accessed suite of bookshelves and a kitchen with a walnut breakfast bar are individual rooms that catch the eye. Of the bedrooms, the master’s a cozy nook which features scraped plank hardwood, a fireplace, and a double-vanity bath, but a guest room with a ladder-accessed loft is just as appealing.
But the property’s most compelling feature of all may be the catwalk-accessible outdoor recreation and relaxation area, which is set up with a spa tub and a stone patio amid landscaping that includes a reflecting pool.