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Did Meryl Streep Drop $4.5M on a Midcentury Pile in L.A.?

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The Real Estalker reports that Meryl Streep—a.k.a. the "greatest living film actress," according to IMDB—may have dropped $4.5M on this 3,700-square-foot midcentury modern spread in Hollywood Hills, Calif. The four-bedroom, which hit the market in October 2012, was built in 1954 by architecture firm Honnold & Rex as part of Arts & Architecture magazine's Case Study House program, which built innovative modern pads in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. The place recently got an update by designer Xorin Balbes—he who former owner of Lloyd Wright's famed Sowden House—and once asked a starry-eyed $5.995M.

Technically, Streep's son, Henry Gummer, is currently living in the L.A. spread, but The Real Estalker remains unconvinced that the home belongs strictly to him, as the trust that bought the place is the very same one associated with Streep's other real estate buys, like her NYC penthouse and her Connecticut estate.

Anyway, this particular house boasts all the architectural features de rigueur at the time of its construction, including walls of windows and an open floor plan. There's also lots of marble and hardwood, plus a walled and well-landscaped front yard with a pool. Have a look, above.

· Did Meryl Streep Snatch Up a Sunset Strip Pied A Terre? [The Real Estalker]
· New to Market: Honnold & Rex's 1954 Research House With Xorin Balbes Reno [Curbed LA]