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The always informative Lauren Beale at LA Times Hot Property first broke the news on April 7, 2014 that Ryan Hansen from the hit film, Veronica Mars, purchased a Studio City home for $1.35 million on April 3, 2014. This home was previously owned by animation producer, Tom Jacomb, who purchased the property on April 13, 2009 for $1.1 million and made a decent $250K profit before expenses.
The home measures 4 Beds/4.5 Baths on 3,993 sqft on a total lot size of 8,573 sqft built in 1940. The listing description states:
SOUTH OF THE BLVD FRENCH COUNTRY MINI-ESTATE REMODELED IN 2006. FANTASTIC VALUE FOR APPROX. 3,993 SQFT. OF INTERIOR (2 STORY) LIVING SPACE. SWIMMERS POOL WITH RAISED OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING AREA AND STONE-COVERED FIREPLACE. FOUR BEDROOMS ALL ON THE SECOND LEVEL - TWO JACK/JILL BEDROOMS, TWO MASTER SUITES INCLUDING A LARGE MASTER RETREAT WITH FIREPLACE, VAULTED WOOD BEAMED CEILINGS AND STUNNING MASTER BATH. THE MAIN FLOOR HAS WIDE PLANK PINE FLOORS, GOURMET KITCHEN WITH VIKING RANGE, WHITE CABINETS, BLACK GRANITE COUNTERS, FIREPLACE AND LARGE ISLAND. AN OVERSIZED DINING ROOM AND FAMILY ROOM HAVE FRENCH DOORS WHICH LEAD OUT TO A PRIVATE WALLED PATIO AND POOL AREA. HIGH HEDGES ALL AROUND THE PROPERTY, PLENTY OF GRASS YARD SPACE, AND ENGLISH GARDEN COMPLETES THIS EUROPEAN FEEL. EASY ACCESS TO THE WESTSIDE AND GREAT DINING/SHOPS ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. DIXIE CANYON SCHOOL DISTRICT - BUYER TO VERIFY.
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Prior to the newly acquired Studio City home, Ryan Hansen and his wife, Amy, were living in a North Hollywood home (shown above) that was recently sold. The home measures 3 Beds/2.5 Baths on 1,359 sqft on a total lot size of 6,796 sqft built in 1940. The listing description states:
Tranquilly situated in Toluca Terrace, this home defines charm. Features: living room with bay window, wood floors, wood-burning fireplace; gourmet kitchen and dining area opening to rear patio; oversized master bedroom and bath with walk-in closet, and master opens to covered terrace and back yard; two other bedrooms and bath with original tile work; spacious front & back yards; two car garage with workshop; ample storage; cntrl heat/air; close prox to Toluca Lake, NoHo, & Burbank; an incomparable value! Buyer and buyer agent to verify all infor prior to contingency removal. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
The Hansens purchased this home on June 24, 2009 for $550,000 near the depths of the damage caused by the housing bubble and recently sold on April 23, 2014 for $670,000 recording a decent $120,000 profit before any expenses like taxes, commissions, renovations, and carrying costs.
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Prior to the North Hollywood home, the Hansens were living with fellow actress Kristen Bell according to Wikipedia. Kristen Bell purchased a Studio City home (shown above) for $3.1 million on November 16, 2006 which unfortunately later fell victim to foreclosure which hopefully was not a result of the Hansens leaving for their North Hollywood home in 2009. The Kristen Bell Studio City home was discussed on this blog.
|Note: the images above were taken from a recent sale and not when the Hansens were living in the condo. Images courtesy United Commonwealth|
Prior to the North Hollywood home, the Hansens were living in a tiny North Hollywood condo (shown above) that measured 1 Bed/1 Bath on 796 sqft on a total lot size of 900 sqft built in 1972. According to the property records, this condo was purchased by Paul and Sheryl Russell (Amy's parents) on May 28, 2004 for $222,000. The Russell's later quit claimed a 49% stake to the Hansens on April 6, 2006. Then on August 30, 2006, the Hansens sold for $289,000 earning a $67,000 profit before expenses right near the peak of the housing bubble. It appears Amy's parents helped or purchased this home for the Hansens but that is just speculation so dont quote me.
Dont know where the Hansens were living prior to the North Hollywood condo but probably near Amy's parent's home in El Cajon while Ryan was developing his career that started in 2001.
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