Most actors choose Hollywood homes characteristic of the region: sprawling mid-centuries, Spanish-inspired Mediterraneans or the very occasional colonial. But a Victorian in Austin, Texas? Not the first guess for someone like Elijah Wood.
The 32-year-old actor has quietly purchased a new home in Austin. Built in 1890, the home is a classic Victorian, right down to the gingerbread trim and gables. According to property records, the “Lord of the Rings” actor dropped $1.075 million. The Daily Mail reports that Wood had been searching for homes for awhile in the Texas live music capital before he decided on this one.
The listing claims Wood’s new home combines Victorian architecture with modern details — no cabbage-rose wallpaper here. Instead, the interior of the home boasts marble countertops, large windows and light-filled living space. Measuring 3,285 square feet, the home has 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3 living rooms as well as a front porch, perfect for enjoying Texas sunsets.
Prior to moving to the Lone Star State, Wood called Santa Monica home. He sold his former Spanish-style bungalow in February 2012 for $1.759 million. Wood hasn’t completely written SoCal off yet; property records confirm he still owns a 3-bed, 2-bath home in Venice that he purchased for $1.2 million in 2004.
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