Today’s installment of our “Which celebrity’s house is this?” feature involves the 4,178-square-foot house at 3120 Oakdell Lane in Los Angeles' Studio City neighborhood, which parody-movie king Aaron Seltzer sold in October for $2,397,500.
There are two reasons we believe that this five-bedroom house was purchased by a celebrity: 1) the house’s new owner is identified in public records as the whimsically named “Growing Oak Trust” (as loyal readers know, celebs often used whimsically named trusts to purchase their real estate); and 2) the money manager whose name appears on the deed as representing the Growing Oak Trust is none other than Mr. Howard Altman. Loyal readers of this blog also know that Altman historically has represented many celebrities in their home purchases, including Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Dan Castellaneta, Simon Baker and Naomi Watts.
Built in 1951 and set at the end of a private lane on a flag lot that extends south from the end of Oakdell Lane, the house has five and a half baths and had been listed for $2,949,000, according to public records and listing information. Features include a large sunroom with walls of French doors, five bedroom suites (some of which open to "romantic gardens" -- as opposed to unromantic gardens?), an eat-in kitchen, and an open floor plan, according to listing information. Outdoor features on the property include lush greenery, a saltwater pool and cabana, and grassy yards. Our friends over at the Real Estalker wrote a nice post about the house when Seltzer had it on the market that's worth checking out.
Seltzer sold the property on October 28, with the deal being recorded on December 8.
So, dear readers, we ask you as we always do: which celebrity purchased the house at 3120 Oakdell Lane? Which bold-faced name lives behind the curtain of the Growing Oak Trust?