[Update February 2, 2013]: This home sold for $1,720,000 on February 14, 2013 which closed in roughly 4 months time. Haylie Duff actually took a minor loss of $30,000 on this transaction from her original purchase price of $1,750,000 not including commissions and other expenses. Haylie's sister, Hillary, also sold her Toluca Lake home which may or may not be a coincidence.
Back on October 9, 2012, gossip/rumor king, TMZ.com, revealed the listing of Haylie Duff's Toluca Lake home for $1,799,000. Duff is an actress and singer-songwriter best known for her role as "Sandy Jameson" on the television series, 7th Heaven. Haylie Duff has also recorded music notable soundtracks such as In Search of Santa, The Lizzie McGuire Move, A Cinderella Story, and Material Girls. And during her spare time, she blogs about food at realgirlskitchen.com.
You may have heard of her sister, Hilary Duff, who was also a resident of the Toluca Lake who just recently sold her home on July 18, 2012 for $4,651,500 which took approximately two years and multiple price reductions as discussed on this blog. Its possible that Hilary's sale inspired Haylie to move out of Toluca Lake too.
According to the listing, the home measures 5 Bed/6 Bath on 4,064 sqft on a total lot size of 7,602 built in 2007 states:
Built in 2007, this 5 bed, 5~~ bath luxury New England traditional sits behind privacy gates in the heart of Toluca Lake. Wood floors, crown mouldings, and wainscoting create sophistication in the home. An entertainer's dream, built-in sound flows through a dramatic living room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and French doors, open great room, and outside to a covered flagstone patio overlooking a grassy yard with pool and spa. The family room features a fireplace, French doors, and is open to a Carrara marble kitchen with tongue 'n groove ceiling, dual islands, Viking stove, and breakfast area. All bedrooms benefit from their own private baths, and the downstairs bedroom suite may be ideal for guests. A sky lit staircase ascends to the second level, where the luxurious master suite offers a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and bath with dual vanities, frameless glass shower, and freestanding soaking tub.
Haylie Duff last purchased this property on June 6, 2008 for $1,750,000 which based on the current asking price would yield a $49,000 gain not including taxes, commissions, and other real estate expenses. When those expenses are factored, Haylie Duff maybe looking at a marginal loss.
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Toluca Lake is home to many celebrities partially due to its close proximity to the studios and Hollywood. The following list are celebrity homes in the Toluca Lake area discussed on this blog:
- Former Bing Crosby estate which sold on December 20, 2011 for $4.020 million.
- Former Hillary Duff mansion which sold on July 18, 2012 for $4,651,500.
- Jason Priestly who tried to sell his home for $2.1 million and has been off the market at this time.
- Erin Daniels (L Word) who recently purchased in June 2012 for $1.5 million.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt who recently listed a property for sale and one for lease in August 2012.
- Former Alan Thicke home who sold for $3,525,000 on November 20, 2012.
- Miley Cyrus clan lives in this area.
- Other residents include Ashley Tisdale, former Bob Hope, Kiefer Sutherland, Andy Garcia, Dweezil Zappa, valley native George Lopez, Brooke Burns, Lindsay Price, Jonathan Antin, Jennie Garth, David Leisure, Nile Niami, the late Roy Disney, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jonathan Winter, Steve Carell, Kirk Fogg, Markie Post, and the Jonas Brothers to name a few (or several).
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