Actor Jason Segel has purchased the 1920s home of street artist Shepard Fairey in Los Feliz, Calif., for $2.25 million.
Los Feliz, Calif., long a melting pot for artistic types and more recently a haven for flannel-wearing hipsters, has drawn another notable name to the neighborhood: actor Jason Segel. The “How I Met Your Mother” star was the buyer of street artist Shepard Fairey’s Mediterranean-style home for $2.25 million.
The 1920s residence originally hit the market in January for $1.835 million and spurred a bidding war that saw Segel emerge the victor in late February. Fairey bought the home more than a decade ago for $1.356 million.
It’s easy to see why the 2,523-square-foot house, designed by architect H.B. Benson, generated so much interest. Original details include wrought-iron work that wraps the balconies and stairways. Broad archways, decorative tile risers and hand-plastered walls continue the classic look throughout.
A great room topped with vaulted and beamed ceilings has a fireplace and a row of arched windows. A hand-painted mural adorns a banquette in the eat-in kitchen.
A dining room, an office, four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms are also included.
A separate creative space used by Fairey, known for creating the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, sits off a central patio. Dining patios, terraces, formal landscaping and a two-car garage used most recently as a painting studio complete the grounds.
Segel, 36, is known for his role as Marshall Eriksen on the long-running CBS sitcom. His film credits include “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008), “I Love You, Man” (2009) and “The Muppets” (2011).