Eccentric actor Joaquin Phoenix has purchased his next door neighbor's home for $1.39 million, as indicated by property records. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,511-square-foot home sits directly next to his existing property on top of the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. His existing home was purchased in 2006 for $4.835 million.
Phoenix's longtime property is rather ordinary by Hollywood standards, and can been seen extensively in scenes from his "mockumentary," "I'm Still Here," in which he famously duped his peers and the public into thinking he was quitting acting to become a famous rapper. No telling why he needs his next door neighbor's digs, too, but perhaps it's because he's following the trend among celebrities of creating a compound comprised of multiple high-priced properties.
As it stands, Phoenix's new addition to his Los Angeles property portfolio is "a very special charmer re-done to perfection." The gated property features a living and dining room that open to a peaceful, beautifully landscaped grassy yard with custom outdoor fireplace and stone waterfall. An eat-in kitchen with huge center island and high-end appliances opens to a family room and additional large patio with canyon and city views. The master suite has built-ins, a huge closet and re-done bath. Also included on the property is a bonus room with new bath and its own entrance, which would make a perfect office, gym or maid's quarters.
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