Leah Remini is listing her Los Angeles home for the third time
Actress Leah Remini listed her home in Los Angeles’ picturesque Studio City neighborhood – and it’s done at a discount.
Ms. Remini purchased the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom property in 2003 for $3.75 million and first listed it on the market in September 2022 for $12,995,000. She received an offer just 10 days later, but ended up not selling. Now, she has cut half a million dollars off the price of the property, which spans more than 10,000 square feet on a manicured, gated, 1.58-acre lot, and is asking $12,499,000.
Home is In the Freeman Canyon neighborhood, one of the hippest and most glamorous corners of Los Angeles. Neighbors in this enclave of Hollywood, where idyllic apartment blocks are lined with sycamore trees and gorgeous Tudor Renaissance-style homes, include George and Amal Clooney, Lucy Liu and Bruno Mars.
The house was built in 2001 and is a mixture of architectural styles with Mediterranean and English influences, as well as a vine-covered basement and a Spanish tile roof. Its grounds include a dance studio, a swimming pool surrounded by mature trees, and a stone deck for lounging. Inside, the master bedroom has a fireplace and views of the San Gabriel Mountains while the entry opens to a beautiful quarter-turn staircase that opens to a mezzanine level. Lots of stark monochromatic decor. In the kitchen, ceiling-height white cabinets wrap around a gray center island topped with black pendant lights. The room is fixed by a large window.
Ms. Remini, 53, bought the house at the height of her stardom as Carrie Heffernan, the lovable working-class character on the CBS sitcom “The King of Queens,” which ran for nine seasons. A decade after her transition, in 2013, she left the Church of Scientology, and two years later released a memoir about coming out, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, which was a New York Times bestseller. She followed the book with an A&E documentary called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” for which she won two prime-time Emmy Awards.
She has since become one of the entertainment industry’s most vocal critics against the organization, whose Hollywood members include John Travolta, Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Moss and now-convicted rapist Danny Masterson. In August, Remini filed a lawsuit against the Church of Scientology, saying she had faced a “mob-style assault” of harassment and intimidation in the decade since she split from the church.
This is the third time Ms. Remini has listed the home this year; She previously decided to sell in January and then again in February, but later removed the listing both times. Ms. Remini’s representatives declined to speculate on the cause.