The not-so-little house of Melissa Gilbert, famous for her stint as Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie,” and Bruce Boxleitner, best known for his role on TV series “Babylon 5”, was on the Tarzana real estate market already when the couple announced their separation after 16 years of marriage.
Former Screen Actors Guild president Gilbert, 46, wed “Tron” actor Boxleitner in 1995. They have one son together, as well as three sons from previous marriages, according to People magazine.
The 4,609-square-foot home is a quite a step up from the Ingalls’ modest home on the prairie. Sold to Gilbert and Boxleitner in 2005 for $1,260,000, the home was first listed at $1,349,000 in February 2011, before it dropped to its current price of $1,295,000 in March. The median home price in Tarzana, CA is $712,300, thousands above the national median home price of $172,200, and even significantly above the mid-point price of homes in most L.A. neighborhoods.
Built in 1955, the gated estate sits on a one-third of an acre at the end of a private cul-de-sac. The 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home has stayed true to its original one-story ranch style with a partial brick exterior and sprawling lawn. It includes a modern, updated kitchen, formal living and dining room. The master suite has vaulted ceilings, fireplace and private balcony.
Included on the property is a 1,309-sq ft separate guest house with kitchenette, full bath, private bedroom and large living space. The home is set up for entertaining, with several decks and covered patios overlooking a large pool. Extra car or RV parking and a separate storage area is available on the side of the house. [Source: Huffington Post]
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