Emmy-winning actress Drea de Matteo — best known for her career-making role as Adriana, the true-blue Jersey Girl in The Sopranos — is the future seller of this period gem in the Los Angeles creative enclave of Laurel Canyon. de Matteo put the property up for sale this summer with a $3.999 million asking price, according to Dirt.
For Laurel Canyon, a neighborhood so hip it once lent its name to a John Mayall Bluesbreakers record, the house is a natural accent. Interestingly, its former owners include Mary Astor, who played the prototypical femme fatale in The Maltese Falcon. Down the road a bit it was rented by pop culture chameleon David Bowie, though whether the persona era in question was Thin White Duke or Let’s Dance bopper is not generally known.
Exceedingly warm inside and out and blessed with layers of details betraying a generally idiosyncratic craftsmanship which occasionally veers into quirkiness, the house’s more remarkable design elements include its use of color, particularly in the bedrooms, where color sets a mood and suggests an individual personality. The indoor/outdoor feel of the property is unmatched, and as a representative of Laurel Canyon is it ideal.
Four bedrooms, three baths, 3,439 sq. ft., a covered wood deck, balconies, Saltillo patios, hand-carved beamed ceilings, splendid interior tile work, and all the atmosphere you can drink as you paint your masterpiece.
de Matteo’s upcoming projects include action thriller One Way, with Kevin Bacon.