Today we'd like to revive our long-dormant but ever-popular "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature, in which we probe the ownership of a trust-owned house -- usually in the Los Angeles area -- that has all the markings of being the property of a celebrity. And the house we're discussing today is the 5,282-square-foot manse at 13059 Dickens Street in Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood, which recently changed hands for $2,000,000.
The reason we believe that this house was purchased by a celebrity is because the stated buyer is something called the WHH Trust. Ordinarily, a trust by that kind of name wouldn't necessarily raise any red flags with us (celebs usually pick more whimsical names for their trusts, like Matthew Perry's Alvy Singer Trust -- Alvy Singer is Woody Allen's character in "Annie Hall," don'tcha know -- and Sandra Bullock's Poopie Trust). However, the money manager behind the WHH Trust is a woman named Nina Shaw. Astute and eagle-eyed chroniclers of shielded celebrity real estate ownership within public records will of course know that Ms. Shaw has had her name on the trusts of a variety of celebrity owners over the years, including trusts belonging to Denise Richards and Jamie Foxx.
The WHH Trust paid $2,000,000 on October 9 for the house at 13065 Dickens, with the deal being recorded on October 23, according to public records. Built in 2009 and sold by a builder, the five-bedroom, Mission/Spanish-style house has six baths, cathedral ceilings, walnut hardwood floors, a formal living room with a fireplace, a family room with a fireplace, and a gourmet cook's kitchen with caesarstone countertops, a center island and professional Viking stainless steel appliances, according to public records. Other features include a study/office with wood paneling, a large master suite with a fireplace, his/hers walk-in closets, a steam shower, and a jet spa tub, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.19-acre (8,429-square-foot) lot include a covered loggia, a fireplace, a pool, a spa, a built-in barbecue, custom/handmade exterior lanterns and a stair railing, according to public records and listing information.
So, dear readers, we ask you as we always do, which celebrity is behind the WHH Trust? What bold-faced named purchased the house at 13059 Dickens Street?