Today's installment of our "Which celebrity's house is this?" feature involves the 1,485-square-foot house at 3374 Deronda Drive in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills area, which sold recently for $1,225,000.
There are two reasons we believe that this house was purchased by a celebrity: 1) the house's new owner is identified in public records as the whimsically named "Open Your Eyes 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 Open Your Eyes 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 1953, the three-bedroom house has two baths and had been listed for $1,225,000 as well, according to public records and listing information. Features in the house include a meticulously appointed kitchen and baths, and access through French doors from most rooms to the luxurious pool, lush gardens and private seating areas, according to listing information. The 0.14-acre (5,976-square-foot) property has easy access to extensive walking trails and stunning views of the Hollywood sign, canyons and city lights, according to public records and listing information.
The property sold on Sept. 4, with the deal being recorded on Oct. 5. The seller, a "Saved by the Bell" producer, is not a celebrity.
So, dear readers, we ask you as we always do: which celebrity purchased the house at 3374 Deronda Drive? Which bold-faced name lives behind the curtain of the Open Your Eyes Trust?