Actress Jessica Alba has paid a reported $4,050,000 to buy a 4,686-square-foot house in Beverly Hills, Calif. It remains unclear as yet what she plans to do with her longtime, 2,286-square-foot house in the Beverly Hills post office, which she purchased in 2002 for $1,100,000.
Monstrous props to our friends over at the Real Estalker, who on Tuesday broke the news of the details of Alba's recent home purchase, shortly after Us magazine had reported far fewer details on the purchase. Indeed, records show that Alba's Villa de Lupo Trust closed on the house, at 1913 N. Beverly Drive, back on November 16, with the deal being recorded by Los Angeles County on January 11.
There's no word yet on what Alba plans to do with her longtime house at 1369 Summitridge Drive in the Beverly Hills post office, which Alba's Villa de Lupo Trust purchased in 2002 for $1,100,000. The 2,286-square-foot house, which sits on a 0.16-acre parcel, is not yet on the market, although we expect Alba to put it up for sale once she and fiance Cash Warren move in to the Beverly Drive house.
Coincidentally, we had been in the process of researching Alba's housing situation for our recently launched 'Where in the world is...?' feature. Within the last few weeks, we had been trying to confirm if the house at 1369 Summitridge Drive is indeed Alba's; we were unable to confirm 100% if the Summitridge Drive house's owner, the Villa de Lupo Trust, is indeed Alba's Trust. Now, thanks to the crack work by the Real Estalker, that question has been answered.
As for Alba's new house on Beverly Drive, features in the four-bedroom, villa-style house include four en suite baths, two half baths, a formal living room, a formal dining room that seats 14, a family room with a fireplace, and a large cook's kitchen with a huge family-style marble table and a Viking professional range, according to listing information. Built in 1975 and on the market last fall for $4,195,000, the house also has a master suite with the following features: a fireplace, an outdoor terrace, dual custom closets and a steam shower, according to listing information. Other features include custom faux paint, arched doorways, imported Italian tiles and sinks, a surround sound system, travertine and hardwood floors throughout, an 11-camera DVR security system and copper plumbing, according to listing information. Outside are a veranda, an outdoor dining area, a pool, a spa, a waterfall, and views of Franklin Canyon Park, all on a 0.48-acre, flag-shaped property, according to public records and listing information. The house is immediately east of the Beverly Park neighborhood (a.k.a. Disneyland for Grown-ups).
Although public records don't yet for sure reveal the price that Alba paid (it won't be available for a few more weeks), the Real Estalker reported that the purchase price was $4,050,000, and given the Real Estalker's outstanding sources, we have no reason to doubt that.
Check out an online listing sheet for Alba's new house -- complete with photos -- here.
One last thing: somebod please, please tell the L.A. County Assessor to fix the address on this property. The assessor's computer program tells him erroneously that this house's address is 1913 Beverly Blvd. That's in an entirely different section of the county, with the 90057 ZIP code. This whole problem has come about because there is both a Beverly Drive and a Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles County. The assessor needs to fix his records so that it's clear that his computer system understands that this house's address is 1913 N. Beverly Drive and that this house's correct ZIP code is 90210! (The assessor has had this same problem with Sharon Stone's house up the street, at 2201 N. Beverly Drive.)