Actress Anne Heche and actor James Tupper announced their divorce in 2018, so it is no surprise that they put their $3.95-million home on a tree-lined street in the Hancock Park district near Hollywood up for sale. For Heche, the home had represented her final freedom from the poverty of her early years.
The home, which Anne Heche and her former husband James Tupper owned has been placed on the market held by listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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Heche was born the fifth of five children of a philandering small-town Ohio Baptist choir director and his stay at home wife. Repeatedly abused by her father, Heche suffered, even more, when he died of AIDS when she was twelve. Her brother committed suicide just a few weeks later. Heche’s widowed mother took the family to Chicago.
Not yet even a teenager, Heche started acting in dinner theater to bring her mother $100 a week in survival money. When she gained the attention of a talent scout for As the World Turns in 1985, she finished high school and helped her mother for another year before going to her audition, announcing that she was “done with that skanky apartment forever.”
Heche and Tupper had met on the set of ABC’s “Men in Trees” in 2006 and married in 2007. While they were working on NBC’s “The Brave” and Syfy’s “Aftermath,” they bought and tore down a preexisting home and replaced it in 2009 with a house designed as their personal fortress and hideaway. “The home is landscaped specifically to be ‘stoparazzi,’ offering privacy and security,” said listing agent Billy Rose, founder, and president of The Agency.
The ten-year-old 4.735-square foot, Tuscan-inspired two-story Mediterranean villa is fronted by a six-foot-tall privacy hedge with locked, metal gates protecting the driveway and front entrance. Within the gates lies a home with four bedrooms and five bathrooms decorated in a minimalist Bohemian-Glamour style that designers have called “laid back glory.” The interior decoration scheme features a collection of intricately patterned rugs and a variety of scintillating light fixtures.
The formal living room is replete of a wood-burning fireplace. The formal dining room leads to a chef-friendly kitchen with marble statuary countertops. The kitchen leads to a family room with a wood cathedral ceiling. Off the family room, French doors lead to the back yard. There is also a medial lounge and a first-floor office that could be used as a guest room or as a room for live-in help.
The three guestrooms on the second floor each feature a designer-dome bathroom. Each guest bedroom has French doors that lead to an unusually spacious covered Juliet balcony with wrought-iron railings over the great room.
The primaryful second-floor primary suite features soaring ceilings and three walk-in closets. The primary bedroom’s bath includes a steam shower, a double vanity, and an elegant free-standing tub. The primary suite also has French doors leading to the balcony.
The back yard includes a pergola and an arched California room, with a pool.
Hancock Park is a historic neighborhood in central Los Angeles. The district is bounded by Melrose Avenue on the north, Wilshire Boulevard on the south. Highland Avenue on the west, and Rossmore Avenue on the east. The 4,400-acre neighborhood surrounds the Wilshire Country Club. The district is home to numerous actors, singers, writers, producers, and talk show hosts. Visitors to the neighborhood are just a few minutes away from the Hollywood Bowl, Griffith Park, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, the Chinese Theater, and Hollywood Boulevard.
The home of Anne Heche and former husband James Tupper offers the ultimate in Los Angeles living. In recent years the home has been rented for a reported $20,000 per month.
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