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Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham sells her historic LA estate

Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has sold her long-time LA home and purchased another property just around the corner, which Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson once owned.

According to The Dirt, Graham sold her Los Feliz’s Laughlin Park property to her neighbours in an off-market deal and pocketed a tidy US$6 million for the estate – almost double what she paid for it in 2005.

The Spanish Colonial Revival-style estate is historic, originally built in 1922, and was once owned by silent film actor Raymond Griffith. 

In 2002, Portia de Rossi bought the estate and fixed it up before selling it to Graham.

The half-acre property includes heavily wooded grounds with several huge trees, grassy lawns and a lap-lane swimming pool.

The 275sq m home boasts four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Graham’s new Laughlin Park home is smaller than her old place, with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 185sq m.

But like her old home, it’s also a historic Spanish-style structure, built in 1925, and was recently given an expensive renovation by Benson. 

Behind a gated and camera-watched courtyard entry lies a foyer and living room with a black marble fireplace, newly redone hardwood floors and an all-new kitchen with premium appliances and quartz countertops.

Picture: Keller Williams

The multi-level house also features several sets of French doors that open to a terrace with unobstructed views of Griffith Park Observatory. 

There’s also a guest suite, a private owner’s retreat with a marble bathroom, a walk-in closet and its own kitchenette, and a third bedroom that could also be used as an office or gym.

The outdoor area is significantly smaller than her previous home but still includes a back patio with a built-in stone bench and firepit privately shielded by dense privet hedges along with an attached two-car garage.

Picture: Keller Williams

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.