Home of the Day: Celebrity escape in Shady Canyon

Home of the Day: Celebrity-owned house in Shady Canyon shows artisan's touch

Accessed through a courtyard entry with a tiled fireplace, the Spanish-style home in the Shady Canyon area of Irvine is distinguished by such details as hand-crafted tile flooring, cathedral ceilings and custom ironwork. Large formal areas, a center-island kitchen and a wet bar are among the highlights of the home, owned by film and stage actress Susan Egan and her husband, comedy producer Robert Hartmann. Stone planters, citrus trees and a fenced vegetable garden enhance the relaxed setting.

Location: 24 Watercress, Irvine, 92603

Price: $4.195 million

Year built: 2006

House size: 4,200 square feet, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.52 acres

Features: Cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, hardwood flooring, hand-crafted tile, tiled fireplace, ironwork, center-island chef’s kitchen, formal living room, dining room, wet bar, master suite with custom built-ins, office, landscaping, spa, outdoor kitchen, pool, vegetable garden, fruit trees, fire pit

About the area: There were 54 homes sold in the 92603 ZIP Code over the last 90 days at a median sale price of $1.13 million, according to Redfin. The median list price for that area is $1.56 million.

Agents: Brian Backstrom, (949) 677-7108, Teles Properties

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