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Celeb R.E.: Seinfeld Writer and "The Real Elaine" Carol Leifer Settles Down in Sherman Oaks

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Back on August 5, 2014, the always hilarious Your Mama at Variety Real Estalker first disclosed that comedienne Carol Leifer purchased a Sherman Oaks 50's style ranch home in Sherman Oaks for $1.26 million on June 16, 2014. 

Leifer first started as a stand up comedian in the 70's who was later discovered by David Letterman in the 80's. She is also an actor, producer, and writer with credits for writing TV shows such as Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show. She was also partially based on the Seinfeld character "Elaine" and has become known to be as "the real Elaine." 

The home measures 3 Beds/2.5 Baths on 3,215 sqft on a total lot size of 0.35 acres built in 1952. The listing description states:
Sprawling Mid-Century sited on a 15,000 plus sq ft lot. Authentic styling is found throughout this special home. The open plan of the residence includes glass walls from living/dining room, den, kitchen, and master bedroom surrounding a spectacular pool. Three bedrooms make this the perfect house for a family or the versatile layout can be used for guest room plus office or gym for singles or couples. Beyond the pool is a grass yard with mature fruit trees. House is set back from street with a circular driveway and high hedge that produces a sense of privacy. Lovely street in a great north Sherman Oaks neighborhood.
Prior to the Sherman Oaks home, Leifer was previously living in a Studio City home that was sold on June 25, 2010 for $2,795,000 and originally purchased on June 1, 2006 for $2,827,500 which resulted in a small loss. 

Prior to the Studio City home, Leifer owned 3 Bed/2.5 Bath on 2,871 sqft home near Mulholland Drive in Laurel Canyon area that was purchased on August 6, 1998 for $875,000 and later sold on August 24, 2007 for $1,975,000 to Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. Leifer also picked up a 8,733 sqft lot across the street for $500,000 on October 17, 2005 and later sold on May 1, 2008 for $625,000. This land most recently sold on February 13, 2014 for $575,000 which I imagine will now be developed. Lastly, Leifer also owned a 2 Bed/2 Bath home across the street that was purchased on June 24, 2005 for $1,405,000 and sold on March 1, 2006 for $1,565,000. 

Leifers partner, Lori Wolfe is a real estate agent who helped buy the Sherman Oaks home thus saving on closing costs. 

You can view more SFV Celeb R.E. here.

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