Word came to SecondShelters.com earlier this week directly from the Compass office closest to Toluca Lake that Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna had listed his Tudor-style home in Toluca Lake.
Toluca Lake has long been a desired spot for celebrities, thanks to its proximity to downtown Los Angeles, and its gorgeous location. The Lakeside golf course was designed in 1924 by Max Behr, and actor Richard Arlen became one of the area’s first residents not long after.
Mantegna, who is a Tony award winner who has appeared on the big screen, TV screens, and on the stage throughout his career, is not the only famous person in the ‘hood.
The neighborhood can boast past and present residents like Amelia Earhart, Bob Hope, Bette Davis, W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Justin Bieber, Steve Carell, Miley Cyrus, Melissa McCarthy, and Octavia Spencer.
More recently, billionaire businessman Ron Burkle bought Hope’s 5.2 acre estate for $15 million.
Mantegna’s English country manor home sits on a large gated and private lot, and boasts a half-timber, half-brick exterior with gorgeous grounds that includes a background with a pool and spa, fireplace, deck, and manicured lawn.
Inside, diamond-pane leaded glass shows off a gorgeous foyer that is the perfect punctuation for the formal rooms it leads to, with hardwood floors, detailed moldings, and trey ceilings.
“A custom chef’s kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances and a large island sits adjacent to the dining area,” said listing agent Craig Strong with Compass.
That kitchen, a living room, dining room, great room, and home theater complete the main floor.
Upstairs, a master suite boasts a sitting area with fireplace, heated floors, a walk-in closet, and balcony.