Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner...California Ranch Rambler on The Market

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Darney Realty 01458057 & 01464957

The not-so-little house of Melissa Gilbert, famous for her stint as Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie,” and Bruce Boxleitner, best known for his role on TV series “Baylon 5″, was on the Tarzana real estate market already when the couple announced their separation after 16 years of marriage.

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Former Screen Actors Guild president Gilbert, 46, wed “Tron” actor Boxleitner in 1995. They have one son together, as well as three sons from previous marriages, according to People magazine.

The 4,609-square-foot home is a quite a step up from the Ingalls’ modest home on the prairie. Sold to Gilbert and Boxleitner in 2005 for $1,260,000, the home was first listed at $1,349,000 in February 2011, before it dropped to its current price of $1,295,000 in March. Themedian home price in Tarzana, CA is $712,300, thousands above the national median home price of $172,200, and even significantly above the mid-point price of homes in most L.A. neighborhoods.

Built in 1955, the gated estate sits on a one-third of an acre at the end of a private cul-de-sac. The 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home has stayed true to its original one-story ranch style with a partial brick exterior and sprawling lawn. It includes a modern, updated kitchen, formal living and dining room. The master suite has vaulted ceilings, fireplace and private balcony.

Included on the property is a 1,309-sq ft separate guest house with kitchenette, full bath, private bedroom and large living space. The home is set up for entertaining, with several decks and covered patios overlooking a large pool. Extra car or RV parking and a separate storage area is available on the side of the house.


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Comments (3)

Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

Shame on the seperation. but the price seems very good for a home like that.  

Mar 28, 2011 05:11 AM
Kris & Kimberly Darney
Darney Realty - Claremont, CA
Your REALTORS® For Life

Classic CA Ranch...Humble for Hollywood standards.

Mar 28, 2011 05:20 AM
Robert McArtor
RE/MAX Components - Fallston Maryland - Bel Air, MD
Top Listing Agent for Baltimore and Harford County

Only 4,600 square feet? No wonder they are splitting up!!

Mar 28, 2011 05:54 AM