Actor Frankie Muniz has listed his five-bedroom house above Los Angeles' Sunset Strip for $3,875,000.
The Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon tomorrow will break the story of Muniz listing his house at 1229 N. Wetherly Drive in Los Angeles. Records show that in late 2005 (but recorded in early 2006), Muniz paid $3,499,000 (and not the $3.9 million figure that Ryon had printed in a November 2005 column) to buy the house through his Wetherly Trust.
The purchase came at the end of a spree where Muniz (pictured above with a girlfriend) owned three different L.A.-area houses, which interestingly, provided Ryon fodder for no fewer than five different columns (before this weekend) on Muniz's real-estate doings. The other two houses that Muniz owned were in his same neighborhood and were:
--The house at 1164 N. Doheny Drive above the Sunset Strip, which he purchased in mid-2003 through his 1164 North Doheny Drive Trust for an undisclosed amount and which he sold to actress Halle Berry's New Start Trust in mid-2005 for $5,995,000, according to public records.
--The 3,891-square-foot house at 1506 Blue Jay Way in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, which Muniz purchased in mid-2004 for an undisclosed amount (we're having trouble finding the deed). Muniz's Blue Jay Way Trust sold the house in May 2005 for $3,900,000 to a non-celebrity after it had been listed for $3,995,000. Built in 1962, that house has nifty security features like fingerprint-recognition software, according to one of Ryon's columns about the house at that time. Recall that Blue Jay Way is the street where actress Jennifer Aniston owns (and rents out) a 2,903-square-foot house (at 1639 Blue Jay Way), which she purchased in 1995 through her Wonder Trust for $742,500, according to public records.
Features in the Wetherly Drive house that Muniz is selling include four baths, an open floor plan, an outdoor fireplace, a pool and spa, a full surround sound system, a viewing deck, and a large master suite with pitched ceilings, skylights, two walk-in closets and a bath with an infinity tub, according to listing information. The 1,972-square-foot house was built in 1941 and sits on a very small, 0.17-acre lot, according to public records.
Check out an online listing sheet for Muniz's Wetherly Drive house -- complete with photos -- here.
We'll of course keep you posted on whether Muniz's house sells, and if so, for how much. And, we'll also keep you informed on where Muniz winds up (chances are, it won't be far, and odds are, any purchase will be in the name of his manager, Jeffrey Wolman).