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Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Northridge Home for Sale

Erika Riggs
June 20, 2013
Source: IMDb
Source: IMDb

Source: IMDb

Something you don’t see often: a celebrity-owned home with the phrase “TLC needed” in the listing description. Something you do see in Los Angeles: a home snagging a buyer just a few weeks after it is listed.

Cuba Gooding Jr.’s home at 19356 Vista Grande Way, Northridge CA 91326 is currently listed for $729,000, and the listing already shows a pending sale. While prices over $500,000 seem high in many parts of the country, it’s not far off the median home value for the area, which currently rings in at $615,400. Despite the property needing work, the price and timing were right, as it took just a few weeks for Gooding’s home to attract a buyer.

According to property records, Gooding bought the property through a trust under his business manager’s name for $439,000 in 1999. He and his wife, Sara, used the home as their primary residence until they bought a bigger and more “celebrity-worthy” home in Pacific Palisades in 2000 for $3.5 million.

Although cheaper than the Pacific Palisades home, Gooding’s Northridge home doesn’t slouch in the space department. The 5-bedroom, 3-bath home measures 3,538 square feet and includes a bonus room and pool. The cul-de-sac property was built in 1976 and also has a 3-car garage.

Gooding had a few minor roles before landing a part in “Jerry Maguire” in 1996, winning the Oscar for best supporting actor. Since then, he’s had a variety of roles and currently is on Broadway in the play “The Trip to Bountiful.” A few reports have surfaced that the actor is looking for a place for his wife and three kids to live while he’s working in the Big Apple.


Erika Riggsa real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, unusual properties and home design trends. Read more of her work here