Pop icon Jennifer Lopez has picked up a solar-powered bungalow in Los Angeles for $1.365 million.
The singer and actress is reportedly wiling away the quarantine with her fiancé, ex-New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez, in the Hamptons on Long Island, but that didn’t stop her from adding a three-bedroom house 3,000 miles away, in the San Fernando Valley, to the couple’s burgeoning bi-coastal property portfolio, Mansion Global has confirmed.
A trust Lopez, 50, used in previous real estate deals closed on the remodeled 1948 home, located in Los Angeles’s Encino neighborhood, last month, according to property records.
As Variety, which first reported the deal, pointed out, it was a relatively modest purchase for one of the highest-paid celebrities, whose collection of homes, including those owned with Rodriguez, 44, totals tens of millions of dollars. Reps for Lopez did not immediately return requests for comment.
The latest purchase features a Spanish Colonial-inspired facade with a slanting red-tile roof complete with solar panels. Inside, a large, open floor plan, pitched ceiling and rows of romantic casement windows give the 2,200-square-foot house a roomy feel, images show.
The front door opens into an L-shaped great room that encompasses a living-dining room, the freshly redone kitchen and a cozier den with a fireplace, according to the listing, which was marketed by Timothy Gavin of Keller Williams. Gavin deferred to the listing for information about the house. Agent Carl Gambino of Compass represented the buyer.
The property comes with a few additional luxuries. They include a separate office connected to the garage — a coveted amenity as the global pandemic forces many to work from home — a revamped master suite with a floating tub and two closets, and “low-maintenance” landscaping.
It’s the second time this year the Encino home traded hands. Lopez bought it off a savvy home flipper, who purchased it in January for a little more than $1 million and renovated it.
Los Angeles’s luxury housing market rebounded strongly in June after slowing significantly amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In June, new contracts signed for entry-level luxury homes between $1 million and $1.99 million were nearly back to 2019 levels, while deals over $2 million soared more than 30% compared to a year ago, according to data Douglas Elliman released last week.