Friday, October 25, 2013
Jackson and Kruger List Hollywood Hills pied-à-terre
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 2,389 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: With an invaluable assist by our ever-so-helpful celebrity real estate aide-de-camp, Lucy Spillerguts, Your Mama learned that long-time coupled but unmarried actors Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson listed their Hollywood Hills pied-à-terre with an asking price of $1,519,000.
Before the Canadian-American Mister Jackson shot to tween- and teen-aged super stardom in the late 1990s as the love-starved Pacey Witter on the hit show Dawson's Creek he appeared as a child in the—ahem—less-than-stellar sports comedy franchise Mighty Ducks. A couple of handfuls of forgettable movies followed his time on The Creek (Battle in Seattle, Aurora Borealis, Bobby, Shutter) but for the last five years the six-foot-two and usually scruffy-faced Mister Jackson has starred on the boob-toob's critically well-received sci-fi mystery/drama Fringe.
She wanted to be a ballerina but an injury in her late teens spun German-born Miz Kruger off into the glammy, globe-trotting world of high fashion modeling. She worked the catwalks, posed for the adverts of venerable houses such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Chanel, and several times landed on the cover of a number of widely read magazines (Vogue Paris, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan). Miz Kruger's acting career began with a bevy of small parts in French films—she was living in Paris, after all, and an unremarkable appearance in the Brad Pitt action-flick vehicle Troy (2004). She later received accolades for her roles in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and the sci-fi fantasy drama Mr. Nobody, both in 2009. Miz Kruger doesn't pull down a lot of plum roles in Hollywood she's still a popular gal who's regularly tapped to play some sort of role in all sorts of industry events. She announced the Golden Globe nominations in 2009, she hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2007, and last year (2012) she was selected as a jury member at the same festival.
Property records show Mister Jackson and Miz Kruger, through a pair of perplexingly named trusts, acquired their walled and gated hillside digs in the heart of the historic Hollywood Dell 'hood for $1,315,000 in June 2009. Current online marketing materials show the two-story house, a fully updated and upgraded cottage from the 1920s, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,389 square feet of casually sophisticated interior space with lovely in not exactly thrilling tree-top views.
The lower lever guest suite opens to a slender covered deck and slim graveled terrace that almost but not quite runs the full width of the house. The remainder of the house has a more sturdy concrete and stucco colonnade. Anyways, a few steps down from the deck, a probably more sun exposed deck is surrounded by thick vegetation and has a tree growing out of the middle.
Because of the (relative) modesty of their individual holdings Miz Kruger and Mister Jackson aren't exactly real estate ballers but they do maintain a reasonably puffy property portfolio. In addition to their Hollywood pied-à-terre they've just put up for sale, the couple also own a semi-remote, 1.34-acre spread in the mountains near Topanga, CA that one or the other of them scooped up in early 2002 for $865,000 and where they fairly recently added a terraces, gardens, and a rectilinear swimming pool. The comely couple undoubtedly keep a (probably rented) residence in Vancouver—Mister Jackson's hometown and where he tapes Fringe—and they most certainly have an apartment near the busy but elegant Quai Voltaire in Paris that some reports suggest is next door to the haute abode of Herr Karl Lagerfeld himself. (Imagine tapping on that door when you're in need of a spot of sugar or a roll of toilet paper?)*
*P.S. Herr Lagerfeld owns a handful of houses on the same Paris street and, if such matters float your intellectual and/or snobby boats, the severely iconoclastic sartorial maverick's personal library of 60,000+ volumes, children, is all by itself a treasure of immense worth and immeasurable importance.
listing photos: Rodeo Realty