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Source: IMDb

Source: IMDb

You may know her as the self-righteous Hilly Holbrook in “The Help,” but off-screen Bryce Dallas Howard is known for avoiding special treatment because of her father, Ron Howard. The famed director’s daughter is forging a path of her own in showbiz and real estate.

The award-winning actress and director recently sold her Hollywood Hills home for $2.455 million. After purchasing it in 2006 for $2.9 million, she first listed the property in 2010. Then after dropping the price and taking it off the market for a few years, Howard and her husband, Seth Gabel, relisted the property in February for $2.355 million.

It’s unclear why the couple wanted to sell their home, and whether they flipped it in the process. Regardless, the new owner can look forward to several plush amenities — from a sauna and wine cellar to a vine-covered loggia and breathtaking canyon views.

The listing agent for the property described the 1931 Mediterranean villa as “truly an entertainer’s dream” with french doors leading to landscaped patios, courtyards, an outdoor fireplace and a large grassy yard.

As appealing as the home may be, though, Howard is looking for a fresh start. After giving birth to her second child, Beatrice, last year, the actress has returned to the red carpet for the premiere of her newly directed movie, “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film.”

The Hollywood family of four will likely stay in the area, as Howard’s acting and directing career continues to earn critical and box office success.

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About the Author

Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design.

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