Actor Mark Ruffalo has sold his three-bedroom, 2,957-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $1,650,000.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Ruffalo's sale of the house at 3295 Bennett Drive in the Hollywood Hills. The deal, which came in below Ruffalo's $1,685,000 asking price, closed on September 1, but was not recorded with Los Angeles County until September 29.
In some respects, this sale isn't that big of a surprise. We had written back in September that Ruffalo had accepted an offer to sell the house, which he purchased in 2004 through his Piccolo Trust for $1,650,000. So yes, dear readers, it's true -- over a five-year period, Ruffalo made $0 on this house.
Built in 1933, the East Coast traditional-style house has two and a half baths (a third full bath is in a guest unit), superb original detail, French doors throughout, two wood-burning fireplaces, central air, a sun room, a separate breakfast room, a living room with an exposed-beam ceiling, and a kitchen with granite counters, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Viking appliances, according to public records and listing information. The house, which according to public records sits on almost exactly a half-acre, was featured in January 2009 in the now-defunct Domino magazine. Check out an online listing sheet for the house -- complete with photos -- here.
The buyer (a trust, but not one of the kinds that typically shield celeb purchases) does not appear to us to be a celebrity.
Although we've been looking, we still haven't been able to figure out just where Ruffalo (shown here in bed onscreen with his "We Don't Live Here Anymore" co-star Naomi Watts) and his brood (including actress wife Sunrise) are off to. When we find out, we'll of course provide that information here (and tips are welcome!). Stay tuned.