Actor Jonah Hill of “Moneyball” and “Superbad” fame has bought a home in Santa Monica through a trust for $6.77 million, records show.
The two-story Monterey Colonial-style house, built in 1950 and once owned by British actress Jean Simmons, features distressed wood floors, painted beams and a living room with a fireplace. The eat-in kitchen has been updated with a brick pizza oven. French doors in the sun-drenched dining room open to a covered patio.
The master suite lies on the main floor and has a garden view. Two upstairs bedrooms share a balcony overlooking the grounds. Including a separate guest house, which has a sauna, there are four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Outside, a trellis with creeping vines covers a brick patio. Lawn surrounds the swimming pool, which has a spa. Near the pool area is a built-in barbecue.
The home, set behind gates on slightly more than a quarter-acre, hit the market in July for about $7 million and sold in roughly five weeks, records show.
The 35-year-old Hill this year appeared in the comedy “The Beach Bum” and had voice roles in the films “The Lego Movie 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Last year, the versatile actor starred opposite Emma Stone in the Netflix miniseries “Maniac.”
On the real estate front, Hill four years ago sold a Hollywood Hills home built in 1959 for actress Beverly Garland by her husband, Fillmore Crank, and designed by architect Richard Dorman. He reportedly owns other real estate in New York.
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