Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders paid top dollar for Zooey Deschanel’s house in Los Angeles. The “New Girl” actress got $135,000 more than the original asking price from Helder, who paid $2.33 million for the property this month.
The 29-year-old drummer is now the proud owner of the three-bedroom home, which was built in 1933. The traditional estate has a lot of original detail, including French doors throughout the property that allow plenty of natural light to flood many of the rooms. The formal dining room is a bit more rustic, with a pitched wooden ceiling and a dark wood dining room table set. The dining room seamlessly flows into the living room, which is also full of character. There’s a wood-burning fireplace, a wood-beamed ceiling and a dark wood floor.
Deschanel is a musician herself, so it’s no surprise that the living room features a piano. We bet that will soon be replaced by a drum set. The 2,957-square-foot home sits on half an acre with a separate guest house on the property. Maybe Helders will use the guesthouse for band practice!
According to property records, “The New Girl” star owned the home with her former husband, Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard. The two split back in 2011.
Deschanel has already moved on from her former abode. The actress recently scooped up another property with her fiancé, producer Jacob Pechenik. The Cape Cod style home in Manhattan Beach was more expensive than Deschanel’s former home, at $4.569 million. It’s also a bit bigger, which makes sense; the couple is expecting their first child soon and will most likely need the extra space for their growing family.
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