Actors Mark Ruffalo and Zooey Deschanel are not, and never have been, an item.
But one thing they have in common is this charming home in L.A.’s Hollywood Hills not far from Universal Studios. Both actors owned it at one time, although not together. The classic home has returned to the market for $2,985,000.
Ruffalo purchased the 2,957-square-foot home in 2004 for $1.65 million. In 2009, he sold it to Deschanel and her husband at the time, Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard, for the same price he paid.
Deschanel upgraded and renovated the place before selling it in 2015 for $2,330,000. Key work on the 1933 home included the chef’s kitchen, which was equipped with a Viking refrigerator, La Cornue stove, marble counters, a large center island, farmhouse sink, breakfast nook with built-in banquette, and an attached butler’s pantry.
Now the three-bedroom, four-bathroom residence also features a guesthouse, a recording studio, and an extra structure that could be used for a playhouse, studio, or extra office space.
Other highlights include a sunroom with custom banquette seating and a cozy study with a fireplace.
As with many celebrity homes, the half-acre property sits behind privacy gates and is protected by a high-tech security system. There are numerous dining/conversation areas and raised garden boxes located on the grounds, all shaded by mature landscaping.
Ruffalo, 52, is a three-time Oscar nominee. He has become better known in recent years for playing Bruce Banner/Hulk in the “Avengers” films.
Deschanel, 40, is an actress, model, and singer/songwriter. She was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Fox series “New Girl.” On the big screen, she’s had memorable roles in “500 Days of Summer,” “Yes Man,” and “Elf,” among others.
Cari Field of ACME Real Estate has the listing.