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.
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