Funny person Jason Segel (I Love You, Man; Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Freaks and Geeks) just made street artist/philanthropist/muralist Shepard Fairey a happy man: he bought the artist’s handsome house in Los Feliz and paid a hefty $415,000 over asking. Trulia reports that the final price was $2.25 million for the residence, which was originally listed at $1.835 million.
Segel, who recently took a serious turn as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour, is now the proud owner of a four-bedroom, four-bathroom Mediterranean-style house built in 1929. Located just south of Griffith Park, the house still has lots of features dating back to the 1920s, and has high ceilings and large windows in the living room, and a balcony. The Faireys purchased the estate way back in 2005, for $1.37 million. They added the house’s terraced yard and some landscaping before listing it last month.
At the time they put the house on the market, they were no longer living there, but the house still had a lot of signs of Fairey’s work, from art hanging up to the two-car garage that’s been converted into an art studio, where Fairey sketched often.