Singer and ‘Scorpion’ star Katharine McPhee lands a celebrity-flipped home in Toluca Lake

Katharine McPhee, who rose to fame on "American Idol," is making a fresh start in Toluca Lake with a renovated 1945 home.

Katharine McPhee, who rose to fame on “American Idol,” is making a fresh start in Toluca Lake with a renovated 1945 home.

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Singer Katharine McPhee, who stars in the television show “Scorpion,” has bought a house in Toluca Lake for $1.4 million. The sellers were husband-wife actors and serial home flippers Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays.

The Traditional single-story, built in 1945, features white walls, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and skylights in 2,039 square feet of freshened interiors.

The updated kitchen centers on a wall of white subway tile with a fireplace and opens to a dining room. The formal living room also has a fireplace.


There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Doors open the water-wise gardens and brick patios. The grounds also have a swimming pool with a spa and mature trees.

McPhee, 31, gained fame as an “American Idol” runner-up in 2006. She’ll be releasing her fourth album, “Hysteria,” this year. She has starred on “Scorpion” since last year. The CBS drama has been renewed for this fall. In 2012 and 2013 she starred on the musical drama “Smash.”

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Coincidentally, Bernsen, 60, was in an episode of “Scorpion” last year. He was on “Psych” throughout its 2006-14 run, starred in the “Major League” films and played divorce attorney Arnold Becker on the 1986-94 series “L.A. Law.”

Interior designer Pays, 56, reprised her role as Dr. Tina McGee on “The Flash” this year and last. She starred in the original 1990s “Flash” series.

The pair paid $875,000 for the property less than a year ago.

Kelly Sutherland of Coldwell Banker Previews International was the listing agent. Anita Rich of Keller Williams represented McPhee.


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