Mario Lopez lists his historic LA home

Access Hollywood host Mario Lopez has listed his longtime Glendale home after upgrading to a more expensive LA mansion.

According to The Dirt, the Saved by the Bell star has listed his long-time residence for US$6.5 million, making it the most expensive home to sell in Glendale over the past five years. 

For those not ready to commit to buy just yet, the property is also available as a rental at US$25,000 per month.

The child star stands to more than triple the not quite US$2 million he paid for the property 12 years ago.

Comprising of four parcels of land, the property spans more than two-thirds of an acre, and boasts sweeping mountain views.

Set at the bottom of a long, gated driveway, the three-storey home offers 575sq m of living space with six bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms. 

A guest apartment adds a further 90sq m of living space with a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Built in 1929, but extensively updated over the years, there are a host of authentic architectural details, such as arched windows and wood beams on the ceiling, which coexist with glamorous flourishes that include glossy inlaid wood floors, shimmery silver walls and, in the kitchen, elaborately carved millwork and a built-in dining booth set into a stone arch with pewter leather banquettes. 

Source: Courtesy Dilbeck Real Estate

Other highlights include a step-down living room plenty large enough to accommodate a grand piano, not to mention a couple of black leather chesterfields, a family room with an arched fireplace, and a semi-circular dining room complete with bar area.

The primary suite has a beamed and vaulted ceiling in the bedroom, with a wrought-iron spiral staircase that winds down to a huge fitness room/dance studio with mirrors on one wall and a row of floor-to-ceiling arched windows on the other.

The grounds include a swimming pool and spa surrounded by a large terrace. 

An arched poolside loggia features retractable canvas shades, heaters and fire pits, while an entertainer’s outdoor kitchen and grilling area is complete with ice maker and beer tap. 

Below the pool, grassy landscaped terraces include a trampoline and a bocce ball court.

Source: Courtesy Dilbeck Real Estate

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.