LA Times Noeline Property Feature


‘Vampire Slayer’ star’s new blood

By Neal J. Leitereg

Actors Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof have capped off a busy year by buying a place in Encino for $7.95 million.

The couple previously put a house in Santa Monica up for lease and listed another in Brentwood for sale at $8.795 million shortly after. The Brentwood property is currently pending sale, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

Their new house in Encino, designed by Peter Tolkin Archi- tecture and built in 2001, is on more than three acres of grounds with a view of the San Fernando Valley floor. A blanket of oaks, syca- mores, palms and fruit trees lends a park-like feel to the property.

Inside, poured-concrete walls, steel-framed windows and vaulted ceilings give an atrium feel to the 5,500 square feet of living space, which includes a great room with a fireplace, an open-plan kitchen and a media room. The master suite has a separate office/den and a metallic soaking tub.

Including a separate guest- house and an art studio/gym, there are five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. A swimming pool and spa and a lighted tennis court also lie within the grounds.

The sale is among the priciest transactions historically for the San Fernando Valley neighbor- hood and the most expensive this year, records show. Joyce Rey and Stephen Apelian of Coldwell Banker and Stacy Gottula of the Agency were the listing agents. Dennis Chernov of Keller Williams Realty represented the buyers.

Hannigan, 42, was a regular on “How I Met Your Mother” (2005- 14).Shestarsinthe2016film“Do You Take This Man.”

Denisof, 50, appeared on TV’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with Hannigan as well as “Angel.” His other credits include the series “Grimm” and “Finding Carter.”