Today's installment of our recently resurrected, "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature involves the three-bedroom, 1,864-square-foot Tuscan-style house at 3780 Multiview Drive in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, which recently sold for $1,135,000.
The reason we believe that this house was purchased by a celebrity is because the buyer was something called the New Lease Contracting Trust. And the money manager whose name appears on the deed for the buyer is a gentleman named Howard Altman. Longtime readers of our blog will recall that Altman has represented many celebrity buyers in their home purchases over the years, including Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Dan Castellaneta, Simon Baker and Naomi Watts. (In fact, Watts' trust in the past has been called the New Trust -- after her initials -- making us wonder if there's any chance that she was somehow associated with this purchase.) And Altman's longtime firm has represented an astounding number of other celebrities in their property transactions, including David Spade, Linda Gray, Cher, Chris Meloni, Kurt Rambis, Pia Zadora, Ethan Hawke, and Paul Bettany/Jennifer Connelly.
Built in 1956, this house has two and a half baths, open public rooms with multiple patios, a formal entry, post-and-beam ceilings, and a French country-inspired kitchen with concrete counters, a stone backsplash and top-of-line appliances, according to public records and listing information. Other features include a separate guest apartment, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the secluded 1.496-acre property, which is on a private street, include city and northeast canyon views, according to public records and listing information. The house had been listed for $1,195,000.
The deal closed on May 26 and was recorded on June 5. For your property searchers (and you know who you are!), we should note one critical point about this property: fully three properties actually have at least the partial address of 3780 Multiview Drive. However, this one here is the only one that has the pure address of 3780 Multiview; the other two (both of which adjoin this property) are 3780-1/4 Multiview and 3780-1/2 Multiview. The property that we're discussing today, we also should note, has the PIN number of 2425-009-033.
Check out an online listing sheet for this house -- complete with photos.
So, dear readers, we ask you as we always do: which celebrity purchased the house at 3780 Multiview Drive in the Hills?