Veteran playwright-turned-successful Tinseltown filmmaker David E. Talbert (“Nearly Christmas,” “First Sunday,” the upcoming Netflix vacation particular “Jingle Jangle”) and his longtime spouse Lyn have considerably upsized their San Fernando Valley residential circumstances with the $2.four million buy of a plus-sized home in Woodland Hills.
Tucked away inside a guard-gated group referred to as Westchester County Estates, the sprawling construction packs in additional than 6,300 sq. ft of dwelling house, with 5 bedrooms and eight baths. From the road, the house’s engaging and distinctly Dutch Colonial-influenced façade sports activities a basic gambrel roof with low-slung eaves and black shutters. Initially inbuilt 1988, the property just lately underwent a big renovation — per the itemizing — and the interiors are actually a really up to date combine of stylish particulars and considerable impartial decor.
A wood entrance door sits catty-corner to the three-car hooked up storage, and opens into an ethereal floorplan with wide-plank hardwood flooring and interconnected public rooms. There’s an enormous household room with a stone hearth and handy moist bar, and a front room/media room combo with one other hearth and a professional-style viewing display. Within the pure white kitchen are quartzite counter tops, plus the everyday full accouterment of top-of-the-line stainless home equipment; each the hooked up breakfast nook and formal eating room open to alfresco eating terraces.
Upstairs are 4 outsized bedrooms, all of them with renovated ensuite baths. The lavish master bedroom is kitted out together with his/hers bogs and three deluxe walk-in closets, excellent for a designer clotheshorse. For assured rest, there’s additionally a dry sauna, steam bathe and an all-new soaking tub. Different house facilities embody downstairs maid’s quarters, a big non-public workplace and a notably giant upstairs bonus room that’s at present outfitted as an artwork studio, however might additionally perform as a health club.
Exceptionally tall redwood bushes dot the forest-like yard, which is finished up akin to a mountainous paradise with an elaborate rock waterfall, a lagoon-style swimming pool with spa, plus a separate plunge pool for the kiddies. A coated loggia has loads of house for outside entertaining, and Fido will love his romps on the broad grassy lawns.
The Talberts are longtime Woodland Hills residents; manner again in 2001, they paid $649,000 for a smaller home elsewhere within the space. Data reveal that starter property, a vaguely Mediterranean-style residential affair, was unloaded final month for $1.1 million.