'Neighbors’ Star Zac Efron Sells His Historical Modern Home

The star of the current comedy hit says goodbye to his historically significant midcentury modern bachelor pad in the Hollywood Hills.

Zac Efron's Modern Home Sale

Zac Efron photo by: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images
House photo by: Zillow
Designed for the famed Case Study Program by Rodney White, this 2,424-square-foot home was originally purchased by actor Zac Efron in 2008 for $2.35 million, then sold in 2014 for $2.775 million.

Zac Efron, the 26-year-old heartthrob who got his start in High School Musical and recently graduated to frat boy in the comedy hit Neighbors recently sold his two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath Case Study designed home for $2.775 million. He purchased the property back in 2008 for $2.35 million, so he made a decent profit.

Photo courtesy of Zillow The home, built in 1947 and updated, features traditionally industrial materials like concrete and corrugated steel. It was meant to be an example of modern homes could be built inexpensively, but Efron recently sold it for $2.775 million.

What, you might ask, is a “Case Study Home,” and more importantly, how does that make a 2,424-square-foot place worth more than $2.5 million? Well, at the epicenter of L.A.’s modernist architectural phase, Arts & Architecture magazine commissioned the Case Study, for which the great architects of the day, such as Richard Neutra, Ray Eames and Rodney Walker, built humble model homes throughout Los Angeles. While Efron’s former dwelling was not technically part of the study, it was designed for it and built in 1947.

However, while Efron’s place does have the study’s trademark single-story layout, walls of glass and “seamless indoor outdoor flow,” it’s clearly been updated with features like heated concrete floors, an infinity pool with an ozone system, and an open kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

The lushly landscaped and gated property is located on Woodrow Wilson Drive, a neighborhood in the vicinity of the famed Hollywood Bowl, just a stone's throw from hip clubs, restaurants and numerous studios. Hidden in the hills, the place is the ideal secluded, single celebrity hangout.

Don’t worry about Efron being homeless, however. Last October, the star of Seventeen Again, Hairspray, That Awkward Moment and the TV series Summerland  purchased a “majestic Zen contemporary" in the hip Los Feliz area for close to $4 million. That’s where you’ll find him these days, hopefully doing a better job of making friends with his new neighbors than his character did in his newest film.


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