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Leonardo DiCaprio buys Modern Family star’s home

Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has recently purchased a Los Angeles home from Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson at a price of US$7.1 million (RM29 million). The home is located in the hilly neighbourhood of Los Feliz, adding another property to his real estate portfolio.

The 5,000 sq ft gated mansion, which features a Spanish Colonial-style, was built in 1928 and comprises four bedrooms and six bathrooms.  It has since been updated while still retaining its original detail and character.

The mansion has formal living and dining rooms with soaring ceilings, arched doorways, tiled roof and floors, Juliet balconies, stained-glass windows, multiple fireplaces, elegant baths, sweeping staircases, an eat-in kitchen, inlaid gardens and an intricately-carved entry door.

The family room, on the other hand, can be converted into a media room that is equipped with a projector and a drop screen for the owner and guests to enjoy their movie night in a cinema-like setting. 

A detached bathroom by the pool and spa, as well as a meditation room for Zen or yoga sessions is available within the outdoor compound of the mansion. Meanwhile, almost all the rooms are open to the landscaped terraces, colourful gardens, courtyards and fountains while overlooking the view of the famous Griffith Observatory.

DiCaprio is known to own several properties with most of his portfolios being in sunny California, besides an apartment in New York and a private island in Belize. His California collection spans from Palm Springs to Malibu with his first major property purchase dating back in the 90s where he shelled out US$4 million for a property from pop star Madonna.

Although he owns several properties, most of his purchases do not stay in his portfolio. Instead, some have been given to his family members. For this purchase as well, the actor will be gifting the house to his mother, Irmelin Inderbirken, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

However, this is not DiCaprio’s only property in Los Feliz. In fact, the actor had bought another property worth US$4.9 million in the same neighbourhood a few years back for his dad, George DiCaprio.

The Titanic star still lives at his two-compound property on Sunset Strip, just a 30-minute drive away from his parents residing in Los Feliz. 

This story first appeared in the EdgeProp.my E-weekly on June 25, 2021. You can access back issues here.

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