Tobey Maguire turns profit on Brentwood home of 15 months

Just as Tobey Maguire’s comic book character has spidey senses that kick in when danger is near, the “Spider-Man” actor may have a bit of extra sensory perception working when it comes to real estate deals. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4 million -- nearly $2 million more than what he paid 15 months ago.

Built in 1949 and designed by noted Santa Monica architect John Byers, the plantation-style house sits behind gates on three quarters of an acre.

Wood-beamed ceilings, skylights, French doors and four fireplaces are among interior details. The 6,320 square feet of living space contains living, dining and family rooms, a breakfast bar, a den, a library/study and a sauna. An upstairs guest suite has its own entrance for a total of six bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

The master suite contains a sitting room overlooking the grounds, which include a covered living room, lawn, mature trees and a swimming pool and spa area with a flagstone surround.

Maguire, 39, has starred in such films as “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Seabiscuit” (2003) and “The Cider House Rules” (1999). He is producing the upcoming films “Z for Zachariah” and “The Fifth Wave.”


He bought the home from TV host Ricki Lake for $8.45 million and had listed it at $10.25 million.

Judy Feder of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Laurie Woolner of Power Brokers International represented the buyer.

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