After knocking out the $3.8 million sale of her chic Silver Lake home earlier this year, Laura Harrier has cast her net on another Los Angeles property. Records show the model-turned-in-demand actress, 32, — she’s currently working on Hulu’s Mike Tyson biopic series “Mike,” Netflix’s animated Kid Cudi project “Entergalactic” and a reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump” — has doled out $3.5 million for a renovated Mediterranean-style villa in the Hollywood Hills.
Built and designed by architect Arthur Barnes way back in the early 1920s, Harrier’s newly acquired home was extensively remodeled last year by Mark Haddawy, cofounder of the retailer Resurrection Vintage and a restorer of architectural homes. First listed for a speck under $2.9 million, the house ultimately went to the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” star in May, after a fierce bidding war, for $605,000 over the asking price.
Tucked away on less than a quarter-acre parcel of land in the historic Whitley Heights neighborhood, the white stucco and terracotta-roof structure features four bedrooms and three baths in a little more than 3,200 square feet of three-level living space. Expect a wealth of period details throughout — leaded-glass windows, hardwood and stone floors, intricate ironwork, copious built-ins and vintage lighting, just to name a few — plus modernized amenities like a new smart-home system.
Main-level highlights include a spacious step-down living room resting beneath a cove ceiling, and sporting the original wood-burning Batchelder tile fireplace and arched mahogany-trimmed casement windows. An elevated dining room opens to a brick terrace, and a galley-style kitchen comes complete with pricey Zub-Zero and Lacanche appliances.
An upstairs master retreat offers a fireplace, walk-in closet, and subway-tiled bath outfitted with Crane fixtures and a soaking tub. Elsewhere are three additional guest bedrooms — one on the lower level with a cozy fireplace and its own entrance — along with lushly landscaped grounds hosting a fire-pit flanked by built-in seating, and numerous spots ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining. There’s also a two-car garage.
An added bonus: The dwelling transferred with the Mills Act, which means homeowners can receive reduced property taxes in exchange for restoring and preserving historic structures.