Brad Bird, director and producer of the upcoming Disney adventure film "Tomorrowland," and his wife, Elizabeth, have purchased a home in Los Feliz for $4.05 million.
The seller of the pedigreed residence designed by architect John William Chard was cinematographer Mark Plummer, who owned the property with his late wife, set decorator Margaret Goldsmith, for nearly two decades.
Set among mature landscaping, the two-story Mediterranean features a central courtyard and authentic 1927 details including original tile and ironwork. The 4,270 square feet of living space includes a living room with beamed ceilings and a fireplace, a dining room, a library/media room, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
Designed for indoor-outdoor living, a chef's kitchen opens to grounds containing a pool and spa, a bocce ball court and pergola. The master suite, complete with a private sitting room/office, offers views of the L.A. skyline.
Bird, 57, gained recognition for his work on the animated films "The Incredibles" (2004) and "Ratatouille" (2007), both of which won Oscars for best animated feature. More recently, he directed "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" (2011).
Records show that the property originally came to market for $3.495 million in early October – nearly 14% less than the eventual sale price. Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby's International Realty was the listing agent. Carol Stewart of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyers in the sale.