By Rob Bear
Hunky movie star Chris Evans -- perhaps best known as Captain America -- paid some $3.52 million for a recently renovated midcentury ranch in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills.
The 4,600-square-foot house was purchased by a flipper in June for $1.9 million. That owner completely renovated the three-bedroom pad, adding an updated kitchen, refinishing the floors, and generally gussying up the otherwise typical home.
That work paid off, as the house was listed for $3.5 million and eventually sold to Evans over ask, amid a flurry of bids. The swimming pool and several outdoor entertaining spaces enjoy gobsmacking views of L.A., which may help to explain the profit reaped from such superficial upgrades.
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