Sometimes a house is just a house folks, but sometimes a house has a legacy; when that legacy is continued, it’s pretty cool. This is the case with the Moorcrest house in Beachwood Canyon, California, a house that started out as part of the Krotona Colony, a group from the Theosophist Society that tried to turn the community into a small utopian society. However, like a lot of semi-whacky hippie-types, they eventually bailed on the idea and moved the whole project to Ojai, California; this left the house out on the market for a lucky celebrity to snatch up. The Marie Russak Hotchener designed mansion eventually fell into the hands of none other than comedy legend Charlie Chaplin, who rented the spot for a while in the 1920s; it’s been through all sorts of renovations, restorations, and owners since The Tramp hung his bowler hat there, but now it’s back in the hands of a comedic acting star! Andy Samberg and his lady, musician Joanna Newsom, recently purchased the estate for $6.25 million, so it’s legacy of hosting comedians continues!
Samberg and his wife look to be starting a family in style as the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star and the harpist are moving into one of the coolest four-bedroom, six bathroom homes we’ve ever seen around here. The home is not only large, but it features leaded stained-glass windows, copper and marble baseboards, elaborate mosaic tiles, an acre of land, a pool, and a grotto-esque cave at poolside! The quirky design of the place makes it look like somewhere a super villain would live, and it should definitely help inspire the two artists as the years go by. With 6,400 square feet of living space, and an ornate designs on every from the doors to the cabinets, the home is like a giant tree house for the perpetually young Golden Globe winner. Andy fits the house as well as the house fits Andy.