It would appear that buyers lined up at the chance to own soap star Galen Gering's Hollywood Hills home. The tree-topped property went from listed to sale closed in about a month and sold for $2.55 million — well over the "Days of Our Lives" actor's asking price of $1.695 million.
The fenced and gated home, described as a "mystical Shangri-la," centers on a 1920s Spanish Revival-style house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Various patios, a spa, an outdoor fireplace and an open-air meditation house, tall bamboo and tropical landscaping fill the lush setting.
The roughly 2,200-square-foot house retains its original vibe with such details as artful tile risers, arches and wrought ironwork. A formal living room features beamed ceilings and a fireplace, and the dining room is flanked by an arcade.
French doors open to a covered sitting area and steps leading down to a deck topped by a Banyan tree. Views take in the city lights.
Cari Field of ACME Real Estate represented both ends of the transaction.
Gering, 45, has appeared on "Days of Our Lives" as Rafe Hernandez since 2008. Prior to that, he starred on the soap "Passings" for nearly a decade.
He and his wife, model-actress Jenna Gering, bought the house in 2000 for about $755,000, records show.
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