Aside from the famous buyers, this is also a rather exciting sale, considering the home hasn’t transferred ownership in nearly 50 years.
There’s also a detached office-slash-studio on the 1.97-acre tree-filled property, which is ideal for Gummer. A swimming pool is hidden behind boulders, overlooking an area that the listing says was once a horse corral.
The “Japanese inspiration” in the 3,087-square-foot residence is seen in the open floor plan, airy living room and numerous glass facades, which does seem quite zen, with soaring ceilings and 360-degree views of Pasadena and the San Gabriel mountains. The acclaimed actress recently received her 31st Golden Globe nomination. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT
Streep and Gummer used a trust to complete the $3.6 million transaction, per Variety, and they actually scored a significant discount—the three-bedroom, three-bathroom house was most recently listed for $4.13 million.
The Pasadena house, which is hidden at the end of a long, gated driveway, was built by award-winning architects Smith and Williams in 1959, and there are still many original architectural and structural details, including the windows and doors, terrazzo floors and fireplace, per the listing held by Sotheby’s International Realty broker Georges Rouveyrol.
“Of course we have a CBD bar,” said Dianne Benson, board president of LongHouse Reverve, an art space set in 16 acres of stunning gardens, “After all they’re botanicals and we’re a garden.”
“We’ll have alcoholic and non-alcoholic CBD cocktails,” she added, “Now that it’s legal I think everyone will want them.”
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Benson said that this year’s gala theme is “SAY YES” after “a long year of saying no.”
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“We’ll also have a raw bar, a barbecue bar, a charcuterie bar, plus synchronized swimmers and a mermaid in the fountain, reggae bands by the Yoko Ono sculpture, and a light show over [the garden’s sculptural] dome. Doesn’t that make you want a CBD cocktail and to buy a ticket?”