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Actress Lucy Liu cuts loose from longtime Craftsman home in Studio City

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Actress Lucy Liu, arriving at the 76th Golden Globes, has sold her Studio City home of nearly two decades for $3.06 million.
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Lucy Liu has sold her Studio City home of nearly two decades, but it was hardly a killing for the “Kill Bill” and “Charlie’s Angels” star.

The actress’ Fryman Canyon estate closed before Christmas for $3.06 million, or about $1.14 million less than what she first listed the property for last summer.

Despite the discount, Liu still came out on top in the deal. She bought the place in 2001 for $2.3 million, records show.

Built in 1959, the updated Craftsman home has 4,100 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Pocketing wood doors connect the kitchen and a garden-view dining room. In the living room, which has a tiled fireplace, picture windows bring in leafy views.


In a departure from Arts and Crafts details, the media room and master bedroom are both lined in Italian leather panels.

The property, which sits on more than a third of an acre, contains a swimming pool and spa, lush landscaping and mature trees. A rustic cabana with walls of wood-framed windows overlooks the pool area.

The house has a history with Hollywood types. Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette is among its former owners.


Liu, 50, has scores of television and film credits including the show “Ally McBeal” and the films “Payback” (1999) and “Shanghai Noon” (2000). She currently appears as Dr. Joan Watson on the television series “Elementary.”

Scott Seagall and Fredrik Eklund of Douglas Elliman are the listing agents. Dorothy Carter of Keller Williams Realty represented the buyer. | Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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