Zooey Deschanel Trades Hollywood Hills for the Beach
By Megan Johnson
The “New Girl” star is selling her quirky 1930s bungalow after buying it from Mark Ruffalo in 2009.
Just don’t say this house is “adorkable.”
Zooey Deschanel, known for her role as Jess on “New Girl” (you can watch Trulia’s video series with her co-star Max Greenfield here), has listed her Hollywood Hills home as she prepares to become a mom. It’s a time of change: The season finale of “New Girl” airs Tuesday.
Zooey, who recently declared that she’s over the “adorkable” nickname she was given thanks to her quirky nature, is now saying goodbye to this three-bedroom, 3.5-bath home.
Measuring almost 3,000 square feet, the house is priced at $ 2.195 million. Zooey bought the home from Ruffalo, star of the “Avengers” movies, back in 2009 for $ 1.69 million. (See the trailer for the new “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”)
Located behind gates (for optimal paparazzi protection), the mini-estate is on a half-acre in the western section of the Hills, right off the Sunset Strip.
Original details and French doors throughout the home allow light to stream inside while also providing beautiful views of the surrounding gardens. A recently remodeled chef’s kitchen, where no doubt Zooey decided to cook up some “quirky” meals, features marble counters, a center island, and a farmhouse sink.
A spacious breakfast area provides a great spot for a casual hangout, while the formal dining room and living room featuring exposed beams and a wood-burning fireplace are ideal for more formal occasions. The backyard is a prime location for entertaining guests, as is the separate guest unit with its own bath.
But there’s no question where Zooey is heading this summer. She picked up a six-bedroom home in Manhattan Beach for $ 4.659 million back in February. The 5,166-square-foot home, which has a sunny backyard, a sports court and a swimming pool, is certainly big enough for her burgeoning family. It features panoramic views of the Hills as well as the neighboring trees and woods.
Zooey, who was previously married to Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, is expecting her first child with fiancé Jacob Pechenik.
No doubt, the baby will be named something extra quirky, like “Olive” or “Atticus.”
Home images courtesy of Westside Estate Agency via The MLS/CLAW and Trulia. The listing agent is Sara Berger.