Ryan Reynolds has had some bad luck at the box office this week, with the flop of “R.I.P.D.” and “Turbo,” but he’s hoping his luck will change in the real estate market. The actor just listed the Los Angeles home that he has owned for almost six years. The two bedroom, 2.5 bath home just hit the market for $1,599,000, which is $116,000 LESS than Reynolds paid for it in 2007.
The home is directly across the street from the former home of Matthew Perry! Perry sold that home in February for $4,685,000. The two of them were neighbors for almost five years. The home is also down the road from where Scarlett Johansson lived before she married Reynolds in 2008. The two of them purchased a new home together, and ScarJo sold her bachelorette pad at a $3 million dollar loss. Unfortunately the marriage didn’t work out, and the two divorced in 2010.
It’s not the first time Reynolds has tried to unload his home. In 2009 he listed it for $1.9 million, only to pull it off the market six months later when it didn’t sell. He tried again July 2011, listing it for $1,690,000 – and then dropping the price by $91 grand – but that didn’t work either.
Now that the market is picking up – and he has found new love with Blake Lively – he’s trying to sell it again. The 1,789 square foot Hollywood Hills home is a private hideaway, located on a cul-de-sac, with an entrance through a walled and gated courtyard. The eco-friendly home comes with solar heating, a tank-less water heater, and a new roof. There are two wood-burning fireplaces…including one with a plush white rug in front of it. Like something out of a Ryan Reynolds movie. The living room opens up to a large courtyard with stunning mountain and city views.
Reynolds purchased the home from Greg Alterman, the founder of Alternative Apparel. Other celebs in the area include Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, and Selma Hayek.
What do you think of Ryan’s home? Where do you think he and Blake Lively will buy together?