Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel part with Studio City home


Actor Taye Diggs and actress-singer-songwriter Idina Menzel have sold their home in Studio City for $2.55 million — about 15% less than their original asking price.

The couple, who last December announced plans to go their seperate ways after 10 years of marriage, had had asked as much as $2.995 million for the property.

The two-story Traditional, on about a third of an acre north of Fryman Canyon Park, is entered through a double-height entry with a curving staircase. Dark hardwoods and high-vaulted ceilings are a common theme throughout the 4,931 square feet of living space, which has six bedrooms and four bathrooms.


Features include an updated kitchen with center island and a sitting room with exposed beams. A wall with a two-sided fireplace divides the living room and dining room areas.

Outdoors, the landscaped grounds contain a pool and spa, an expanse of lawn and a treehouse. Elsewhere on the property is a three-car garage.

Diggs, 43, is known for his role on the television show “Private Practice” and the films “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998) and “Malibu’s Most Wanted” (2003). He currently stars opposite Kathleen Robertson in the TNT detective series “Murder in the First.”

Menzel, 43, has starred in the Broadway musicals rent “Rent” and “Wicked,” the latter for which she won a Tony Award in the leading actress category. She also drew acclaim for her voice role as Queen Elsa in the Disney-animated film “Frozen” (2013).

The couple, who met during the 1995 production of “Rent,” paid $2.09 million for the home in 2010, records show. Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group was the listing agent. John Michael Iglar of Teles Properties Inc. represented the buyer in the sale.

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