Hunky movie star Chris Evans—perhaps best known as Captain America—paid some $3.52M for a recently renovated midcentury ranch in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. The 4,600-square-foot manse was purchased by a flipper in June for $1.9M. That owner completely renovated the three-bedroom pad, adding an updated kitchen, refinishing the floors, and generally gussying up the otherwise typical home. That work paid off, as the house was listed for $3.5M and eventually sold to Evans over ask, amid a flurry of bids. The swimming pool and several outdoor entertaining spaces enjoy gobsmacking views of L.A., which may help to explain the profit reaped from such superficial upgrades.
· Chris Evans Buys New Lair in Los Angeles [The Real Estalker]