“The Big Bang Theory” star Johnny Galecki has sold his house in Hollywood Hills West for $2.501 million. That’s 25% above his asking price of $1.995 million. Hmm … can you say bidding war?
The hideaway sits on more than a third of an acre screened by hedges, bamboo and mature palms. An angular wood deck with a fire pit juts out beyond the swimming pool and spa where an opening in the greenery reveals city light views.
The updated white-walled interiors belie the one-story bungalow’s 1950s origins. Hardwood floors unify the 1,700 square feet of open-concept living space while a wall of glass doors brings natural light inside.
A living room with a fireplace, a dining area, a media room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms make up the living spaces. A vintage stove takes center stage in the otherwise modern kitchen with white cabinetry. The master suite features a soaking tub and a walk-in closet.
Galecki has starred on the CBS sitcom since 2007 as physicist Leonard Hofstadter. He was on the television show “Roseanne” from 1992 to 1997 and will appear in the upcoming films “Rings” and “The Master Cleanse.”
The 40-year-old actor bought the property from actor Patrick Dempsey more than a decade ago for $982,500, records show. Galecki sold because he purchased a Hollywood Hills home last year from action star Jason Statham for $9.2 million.
Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Christopher Westley of Compass represented the buyer.