Modern Family Star Julie Bowen Buys Meghan Trainor’s Toluca Lake Estate
While Julie Bowen is still waiting for a buyer for her sleek Thornton Abell-designed mid-century modern in Laurel Canyon, the Modern Family Star is not resting on her proverbial laurels: Records reveal that she has already acquired a substantially larger new home, this is a celebrity pedigree property on Lake Toluca. The $ 6 million property was sold by Grammy-winning singer Meghan Trainor.
In 2016, the “All About That Bass” star paid nearly $ 5 million for the five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home, which was also owned by now-divorced actors Megan Fox and Brian Green. The sprawling single-story building, which underwent significant remodeling and expansion just prior to Trainor’s tenure of the property, also once served as Bing Crosby’s “carriage house,” which the legendary artist owned since 1936, the year it was built, until 1943.
Resting on nearly an acre of flat land, hidden from the street by a long gated driveway that feeds into a car yard and three-car garage, the modern farmhouse-inspired home is shaded by mature oak and olive trees. . There is more than 7,000 square feet of living space packed with upgraded amenities, from a gourmet kitchen with a trio of Bosch dishwashers and double Wolf ovens, to a paneled library that doubles as a media room. A treehouse-like loft space above the garage is ideal as a home office, while the backyard houses two guest structures: one with a state-of-the-art recording studio / dance space and the other a fully equipped gym. .
The home’s open-plan layout is highlighted by a kitchen / family room area with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings that opens, through sliding doors, to the rear patio. Living rooms and formal dining rooms are separated by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, while the sumptuous master retreat offers a large closet and spa-like bathroom. Also outdoors is a charming vine-encrusted alfresco dining room, pool, and spa alongside a sprawling lawn.
In case you were wondering, Trainor is far from homeless. Late last year, she and her husband Daryl Sabara spent $ 6.6 million for a massive Encino mansion that’s fit for a rock star. Its Toluca Lake listing was held by Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland, with Bowen represented by Beth Styne of Coldwell Banker.
This story first appeared on Dirt.com, which includes additional photos.