A house in Los Angeles' Toluca Lake neighborhood that actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. owned in the early part of this decade has come on the market for $3,975,000.


In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the listing of the 4,045-square-foot house at 4348 Ledge Avenue in Toluca Lake, which hit the market on November 18.

Records show that Prinze's Jalapeno Trust purchased the house in the summer of 2000 for $3,050,000, and then sold it in late 2003 to furniture industry icon Guy Chaddock for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon reported in late 2003 that Prinze's sale price for the house was $2.75 million (meaning that he took a loss). We should also note that Ryon reported that Prinze never actually moved into the Toluca Lake house, leaving it vacant or letting friends occupy it while he moved in with girlfriend Sarah Michelle Gellar. (Gellar initially had lived in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks area when she and Prinze moved in together, and then records show that Gellar's trust purchased her 6,909-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Bel-Air area in 2001 for $2,450,000.)

Built in 1933, Prinze's former four-bedroom, Spanish-style house in Toluca Lake has five baths, a center island kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room with a fireplace, a master suite with his and hers marble baths and a wood-paneled den/study, and a cozy den with a fireplace, according to public records and listing information. Outdoor features on the 0.92-acre (40,075-square-foot), flag-shaped property include a pool, a north/south tennis court, and a one-bedroom guest house with an office, a living room with a wet bar, and a custom tiled bath, according to public records and listing information.

Interestingly, the couple listing the house also appears never to have moved into it. Records show that the couple, TV show creator Barry Kamp ("Newhart") and his wife Maggie, only bought the house on April 23 for $3,700,000 (deal recorded on June 9) from the estate of Chaddock, who died in November 2007. Obviously, the listing photos above show the house as being empty, which would suggest that they had a change of heart about owning the house.

Check out an online listing sheet for the former Prinze house -- complete with photos. And take a look at a property website for the house.