Movie and TV star Melissa McCarthy is one of my favorite celebrities. She has worked in Hollywood as an award-winning actress for nearly two decades, starring in some of America’s most beloved films and shows. Now, she can add “landlord” to her career credits as well.
This year, McCarthy put her luxurious 1940’s bungalow in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles up for rent. The home is a beautiful combination of sophisticated design and laid back luxury. Renting the home will cost you $10,000, but today, you can take a virtual tour for free.
Tour the Home
Front façade: The approach to the home features lush landscaping and a hidden stairway to the front door. Oversized planters in the driveway give shade and privacy to the front of the home.
Foyer: A bright entrance with clean white trim and light colors allows a dark modern art piece to shine.
Living room: The stately great room with windows on every wall envelops the living space with light and openness.
Chic dining: The dining room just off the kitchen boasts tasteful wainscoting and a vintage chandelier that ties into the kitschy wallpaper and art choices.
Classic kitchen with modern touches: Classic cabinetry with modern hardware blends old with new flawlessly. A pristine marble-top island serves as the focal point of the kitchen.
A den in the forest: Comfort and serenity are on full display in the den, where floor to ceiling windows bring the lush California landscape into the home. This would be a great place to cozy up with a book and a cup of tea.
A work from home dream: The home features an office with a view, a solid wood desk, and plenty of storage space for books, files, and photographs. The full-length curtains allow for as much or as little sunlight as you want.
A gorgeous bonus room: Everyone loves a bonus room. This one comes equipped with a flat-screen TV and a rack of weights. A game room, home gym, or both can be yours.
A sweet guest suite: When family and friends come to stay, they will enjoy plenty of closet space and the home’s signatures views from the comfort of their bed.
Timeless comfort: The guest bath is bright, light, and airy. A porcelain tub with vintage shower curtain reminds you of the home’s 1940’s origins.
Garden vibes: The master bedroom carries the lush outside landscape into the home. Flower wallpaper and a vintage rug give the room a classic bungalow vibe that matches the styling of the rest of the house.
Clawfoot bliss: A white soaking tub whisks away the stress of the day as you decompress in the immaculate master bathroom.
Outdoor entertaining: Fabulously mild, year-round weather makes outdoor entertaining space a must-have in any Los Angeles home. A lanai with ample seating is the perfect place for an afternoon drink or a weekend hangout.
A private oasis: Tall trees and bamboo shield the quiet backyard from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles life.
A covered lagoon: Shade sails protect the pool area from Southern California’s powerful sun and create a comfortable swimming experience all year long.
Manicured and maintained: The home is immaculately maintained with tasteful design choices both inside and out.
Melissa McCarthy’s skill on the silver screen is closely matched by her style and design acumen, which can be seen on full display in her Toluca Lake home. She expertly incorporates modern elements into a 1940’s bungalow to make it feel plush, light, classic, and cozy all at the same time. I just can’t get enough of this Los Angeles gem and I hope it sparks some ideas for you!