‘Jackass’ Alum Chris Pontius Buys Traditional Slice of Suburban Bliss
Now that he's well over 40 and has his family on his mind, Chris Pontius has sold his petite bachelorette party in Hollywood Hills and traded it for a far more spacious and relaxed property in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley. The "Jackass" star and his wife Mae paid $ 1.6 million for the half-acre Tarzana estate, which includes all the amenities one would expect from a wealthy Valley family: a wide, well-watered lawn in front the house and backyard pool plus a large garage with space for three cars and additional driveway parking for several more.
The updated ranch-style residence was built in 1959 and features a one-story skeleton covering approximately 300 square meters. On a gentle hill directly above the road, a stone path leads to the front door of the structure, which is alternately clapboard and rock. Inside, glossy dark brown hardwood floors continue into the formal dining and living rooms, both of which have French doors with direct access to various parts of the courtyard.
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There's also a distinctly dated kitchen that looks more like an early 90s time machine, despite having plenty of counter space, an island, and a breakfast nook. On the flip side, the unexpectedly large family room offers space for large gatherings and is highlighted by contemporary improvements like built-in wardrobes, a bar, and a stone fireplace.
Four of the five bedrooms are en-suite, and the master has numerous bonus features that aren't just limited to a vaulted ceiling, glass-enclosed shower with bench seat and rainfall showerhead, built-in tub, and walk-in closet.
But perhaps the most notable features of the house are the unusual symphony of flooring. Almost every room has a different flooring choice - there is beige tile in the kitchen, bone-colored carpet in the den, taupe-colored carpet in one of the guest rooms, ash-gray carpet in the master bedroom, the dark brown hardwood in the living and dining rooms. However, the listing has a positive effect on the decorative chaos and says that the material mix provides an "intoxicating floor feeling".
Out in the background, the pool and spa are shaded by an old elm tree that offers welcome relief from the often relentless heat of the San Fernando Valley. There is a half-court basketball court in one corner of the property, and just off the porch is a flagstone deck for outdoor entertainment. At the very back of the property, wooden stairs climb the terraced slope.
Marc Tahler and Ken Zietz of Rodeo Realty kept the listing; TJ Paradise of Sotheby's International Realty repeated Pontius.
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