At some point child stars grow up. They get married, buy a newlywed nest in a gated celeb-friendly development, and eventually start having kids. And at some point, they list their first mansions — the homes they purchased at age 16 or 17 when most other teens their age are still in high school, worrying about their math homework.
Hilary Duff’s home in Toluca Lake, the first estate she picked up as the teen star of Disney’s Lizzie McGuire franchise, is listed for sale for $6.25 million.
According to an old post by The Real Estalker, this isn’t the first time the blonde singer and actress listed the Mediterranean estate. A year ago she had it on the market as an undisclosed listing for $7 million with Keller Williams. It looks like she’s switched strategies — and brokers — because the property is back on the Toluca Lake real estate market, this time as an MLS-listed home with Hilton & Hyland. Duff also chopped the price a bit — down to $6.25 million.
Duff got her first major break as the teenage star of Lizzie McGuire where she portrayed the trials of being a middle-schooler — boys, school and of course, younger brothers. From there she released a few albums, starred in a few lighthearted flicks like “A Cinderella Story,” and launched a clothing line and a few perfumes. She’s back in the gossip magazines big time with the announcement of her pregnancy with new hubby, NHL player Mike Comrie of the Pittsburgh Penguins.The two live in the star-studded Summit community of Beverly Hills. (The couple can count Britney Spears, Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani, not to mention Jennifer Love Hewitt as neighbors.)
According to the property listing, Duff bought the home in March 2004 for $3,500,000. The estate sits in an exclusive neighborhood, situated behind grand gates, (which is what every celebrity wants in a home), and has 9,277 square feet of living space. Despite the price cut, it looks like Duff will make a little bit of a profit on the home, even though median Toluca Lake home values are dropping 5.4 percent year-over-year.
The 5-bedroom, 6-bath home includes a home office, library, billiard room and oddly enough — considering that Duff bought the home before she was 18 — a cognac-tasting room and wine cellar. A private gym, gift-wrapping room, chef’s kitchen, game room and enormous walk-in closets round out the rest of the interior. Outside, the home has a pool, several patios with views and a covered pergola with outdoor fireplace.