Rufus Wainwright Buys an Enchanted Cottage in the Hollywood Hills

shutterstock_120394510 When Rufus Wainwright goes home at the end of a long day in the Southern California sun, a cozy, Hobbit-like world of cubbyholes and window nooks awaits.

The crooner recently bought a home in the Hollywood Hills that matches his creative soul, with a storybook footbridge and window seats with sylvan views. He paid $1.45 million for this 3-bedroom, 3-bath warren of enchanted spaces, which starts with a long stucco staircase leading to a half-oval front door.

A foyer with dark, exposed ceiling beams leads in four directions: To a sunny dining room, a tiled powder room, up winding stairs to the second story, or down winding stairs to a sunken living room. Topped by the same Tudor-like beams, the living space also features a fireplace, French doors and floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases.

Wainwright’s new kitchen is updated with a double-wide oven, a vast refrigerator and a farmhouse sink. It adjoins a breakfast nook with built-in seating, and the entire room is paved, like an outdoor garden, with gorgeous, slate paving stones.

Most rooms in the 2,100-square-foot home look out onto a forested landscape, and some offer doors that will take you there. There’s also a large outdoor deck for dining alfresco or taking in music.

The listing agent was Anita Rich of Keller Williams Realty. Hat tip to the Los Angeles Times for finding the transaction.

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