On the Market: Jamie Foxx's Slightly Dull Tarzana Manse

On the Market: Jamie Foxx's Slightly Dull Tarzana Manse

Actor Jamie Foxx, who has been trying to sell his three-bedroom, 5,428-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Tarzana area since April, is still asking $2.3 million for the house. Built in 1949, the home is located on approximately 3/4 of an acre and features a game room, pool and pool house, master suite with private entrance, media theater, gourmet kitchen with SubZero and Wolf appliances, and a dining area with an aquarium. The house was purchased by Foxx in 1997 for $930,000, so it seems to me as if there's a significant markup on these slightly dull digs.


The listing states:

This three-bedroom, three-and-a-quarter bath estate at the foot of Braemar Country Club and Santa Monica Conservatory has just been freshened to a crisp finish and includes media theater, soundproofed rooms and orchestral wiring used as recording studio and vocal booth, game room, sports court, gym, pool, pool house, great room, outdoor living deck, motor court for about 10 cars, all tucked away behind a secluded wall . . . .

If by "freshened to a crisp finish" they mean "homogenized to within an inch of its life," I'd have to agree with the listing. For an actor who's given such powerful, intricately developed performances in movies such as Ray, I expected something a little more nuanced from Foxx's home. And if this is the fault of the staging crew, then I say for shame — there is absolutely nothing interesting about this house, from the suspiciously West Elm-like panel curtains in the living room to the outdated, harsh recessed lighting in the game room, I'm a bit disappointed. Maybe Foxx fled to his new Mediterranean villa in Thousand Oaks out of boredom from this home. Do you agree, or am I a little harsh on this expansive, yawn-worthy house? Take a look at the gallery and then let me know.

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