$12,500 to Spare? Vince Vaughn’s Looking for Someone to Rent
- Apr 8, 2016
What is the price to live like an A-lister? The price has been set at $12,500. Wisecracking “heartthrob”—and he really is a heartthrob—Vince Vaughn is looking for a tenant for his Nichols Canyon pad.
Not so far away from Runyon Canyon in the Hollywood Hills is the 2,890-square-foot house that belongs to one of the most celebrated comedic actors in Hollywood, one for which he is looking to lease for a monthly fee of $12,500. The actor starred in some memorable films including Wedding Crashers and The Internship alongside fellow funnyman Owen Wilson. He recently had a decent run in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective crime drama series that airs on HBO, where he played in a new and more serious role of a greedy gangster-scum-businessman. He’s now getting his paws dirtier in his other favorite field—real estate.
Preliminary investigations on a property search app revealed that the plush setting has not changed much from two years ago when Vince drew a cheque of $2.375 million for it, ergo crutching it from the fingers of Kate Bosworth, the actress who played the character of Lois Lane in Superman Returns (2006) and Billie in Big Sur (2013).
It sits on no less than half an acre, rising majestically with its French doors at the edge of a long gated driveway overlooking the canyon and green-belt to make for a splendid off-season. The grand two-story structure comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 en-suite bathrooms and a powder bath.
Its opulence is reflected in the living room and adjacent entertainment space with the espresso colored hardwood floors and the white-washed walls that extend to the bricks by the fireplace, doubled up by the vaulted ceiling made of strong solid wood beams, and the kitchen is lush from the chic white subway tile back-splashes and the stylish beige counter-tops on glossy white cabinetry.
The home was built in 1955 and by the time the 45-year-old actor bought it from Kate in 2014, it had not lost any of its mid-century designs that we love so much. The open floor plan, high ceilings, and large windows, including that ginormous greenhouse window by the farmhouse sinks, still conjure a sense of splendor. If you truly want to live in this house—I know, I do— you best look over it, or find a local realtor that has already done the due diligence.
The three-bedroom property in Hollywood Hills that is our concern is a grand affair. Access to the living and dining areas from the deck, patio space and greenery is limited by full length glass doors, while French doors lead from one of the two guest bedrooms on the main floor to a lap-length swimming pool surrounded by a garden.
The other guest bedroom is at the turn of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. The master, on the upper floor, has similar bookshelves, but you don’t fully appreciate it’s grandeur until you’ve seen the spacious walk-in closet, private deck, and the really gorgeous white ceramic tile bathroom.
Mr. Vaughn remains a common feature in celebrity real estate news, and he and his wife keep an impressive portfolio of property in Los Angeles and Chicago, which is now one house less after selling his colonial style house in La Cañada-Flintridge area of Los Angeles. The property that was originally listed in August last year for $5.299 million ended up being sold for $4.8 million. Now in the hands of new owners, they must be relishing the 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, just part of the 5,563 square feet of living space, and the living room that has studiously designed entry that sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Before that listing, the couple had closed on a 4,064-square-foot townhouse located in River North, Chicago for $1.4 million. They still own a 6.447 million dollar home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., as well as a 12,000-square-foot penthouse in Chicago that he purchased in 2006 but is stuck on the open market at $13.9 million.