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Model-actress Amber Valletta sells her colorful Monterey Colonial in Santa Monica

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Actress-model Amber Valletta has sold her updated Monterey Colonial-style home in Santa Monica for $5.015 million.
(William MacCollum | Inset: Getty Images)

Fashion model and actress Amber Valletta has sold her Santa Monica home of more than a decade for $5.015 million, or $20,000 over the asking price.

The Monterey Colonial-style house, built in 1927 and awash in colorful details, features a clay-tile roof, blue trim and a garden courtyard. Overlooking the courtyard, which has brick pavers and accents of vintage Mexican tile, is a sun porch.

Some 2,400 square feet of living space, styled by interior designer Ross Cassidy, offers a range of original and artistic features. There are white-painted beams in the living room, and powder blue-hued built-ins and striped ceilings in the library. Horizontal wood paneling and a marble-topped island lend a contemporary vibe to the kitchen.

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The original wrought iron staircase leads upstairs, where the master suite keeps the eye moving with red walls and ceilings lined with hand-painted wallpaper. A separate sitting room sits off the master bedroom and has a fireplace. Including the guest cottage, there are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in all.

Outside, tall privacy hedges surround a patio and lawn space. There’s also a three-car garage.

The house previously changed hands in 2001 for $1.65 million, records show.

Elisabeth Halsted of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent. Geri Berger of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

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The 42-year-old Valletta has worked as the face of such fashion brands as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada and Gucci. Among her film credits are “Hitch” (2005) and “Transporter 2” (2005). She previously had a recurring role on the TV drama “Revenge.”

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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