Actor John Goodman has paid $4,600,000 to purchase a newly built house in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades area.


First off, a huge shout-out to our pals over at the Real Estalker for breaking the story back on December 21 of Goodman's purchase. Indeed, public records, which weren't available at the time of Your Mama's fine, fine scoop but which are available now, show that the burly actor's J & A Family Trust paid $4,600,000 on December 7 for the house at 1115 Via De La Paz in the Palisades, with the deal not being recorded until December 26.

Goodman's new, three-story house had been listed for $4,699,000. Features in the five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot-plus house include five and a half baths, a great room with a 16-foot ceiling, a chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, a living room with a coffered ceiling, a formal dining room, and a master bath with a steam shower, according to listing information. Other features include a third-story media room, a restoration glass skylight that illuminates a second-floor picture gallery and a backyard with an Italian wood-burning pizza oven, according to listing information.

Goodman indeed has owned many, many properties over the years.

First, the Real Estalker correctly remarked on Goodman having purchased Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor's 4,900-square-foot mansion at 2425 Coliseum Street in New Orleans' Garden District (known in guidebooks as the Joseph Merrick Jones House) for $1,800,000 in February 2005 (talk about unfortunate timing @ just six months before Hurricane Katrina!), also through his J & A Family Trust.

Goodman also at one time had owned the house at 5180 Louise Avenue in Los Angeles' Encino area before selling it in 1996 for $1,980,000 to actor David Hasselhoff, as we noted in our post about the Hoff on December 18. And, after selling that house, Goodman in early 1996 paid $875,000 for a 5,050-square-foot house at 5505 Newcastle Lane in Calabasas, Calif., which he sold the following year for an undisclosed price.

As if that wasn't enough, Goodman and wife Anna Beth also at one time had owned the 3,591-square-foot house at 2412 Jupiter Drive in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, which they sold in 1996 for $560,500, according to public records.

Finally, back in 1995, there was much, much chatter about Goodman moving back to his native St. Louis. In fact, he was reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 2, 1995 to be buying a post-"Roseanne" house for himself in Ladue, Mo., and building a second house for his mother, Virginia. "St. Louis is a great place to raise kids," Goodman told the paper at the time. "Just say I'm looking, and thinking of building a place, which is now in the planning stages. I've really said too much. Just say it'll be west of the Mississippi and east of Jefferson City."

So, did Goodman ever come back to St. Louis? It sure doesn't look like it. Nothing in property records suggests that Goodman ever purchased anything in Missouri.