‘Modern Family’ Star Julie Bowen Buys Meghan Trainor’s Toluca Lake Estate

‘Modern Family’ Star Julie Bowen Buys Meghan Trainor’s Toluca Lake Estate

BY WENDY BOWMAN, DIRT.COM

Troy Warren for CNT

The 7,100-square-foot, five-bedroom house was also owned back in the day by Bing Crosby.

While Julie Bowen still awaits a buyer for her snazzy Thornton Abell-designed midcentury modern in Laurel Canyon, the Modern Family star isn’t resting on her proverbial laurels — records reveal she’s already acquired a substantially larger new house, this one a celeb-pedigreed estate in Toluca Lake. The $6 million property was sold by Grammy-winning singer Meghan Trainor.

Back in 2016, the “All About That Bass” star paid nearly $5 million for the five-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home, which was also once owned by now-divorced actors Megan Fox and Brian Green. The single-story sprawler, which underwent a significant remodel and expansion just before Trainor’s ownership tenure, also once served as Bing Crosby’s “carriage house,” which the legendary entertainer owned from 1936 — the year it was built — until 1943.

Resting on almost an acre of flat land, hidden away from the street by a long, gated driveway that feeds into a motor court and three-car garage, the modern farmhouse-inspired home is shaded by mature oak and olive trees. There are 7,000-plus square feet of living space chock full of upgraded amenities — from a gourmet kitchen sporting a trio of Bosch dishwashers and dual Wolf ovens, to a paneled library that doubles as a media room. A treehouse-like loft space atop the garage is ideal as a home office, while the backyard hosts two guest structures: one holding a cutting-edge recording studio/dance space and the other a fully equipped gym.

The home’s open-plan layout is highlighted by a kitchen/family room area with vaulted wood-beamed ceilings that opens, via sliding pocket doors, to the backyard. Formal dining and living rooms are separated by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, while the sumptuous master retreat offers a large closet and spa-like bath. Also outdoors are a charmingly vine-encrusted al fresco dining area, and a pool and spa nestled alongside an expansive lawn.


 

Just in case you’re wondering, Trainor is far from homeless. Late last year, she and husband Daryl Sabara splashed out $6.6 million for a massive Encino mansion that’s fit for a rockstar. Her Toluca Lake listing was held by Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland, with Bowen repped by Beth Styne of Coldwell Banker.

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