When you’re the big sister of teen queen Hilary Duff, one would maybe expect you to be a little jealous of your younger sibling’s success. But not so in the Duff house! Hilary’s older sis, Haylie Duff, the actress-turned-Cooking-Channel-host, just dropped $2.695 million on a five-bed, six-bath home for sale in Studio City, CA. And in true celeb style, she bought it from another Hollywood starlet, Ashley Tisdale, who barely had time to live there herself: She just bought it in June 2015 for $2.5 million!
Measuring 4,976 square feet, the Cape Cod–style home is tucked away on a tree-lined street. Built in 2015, it offers a touch of East Coast style in the peaceful Southern California environment. Walk through the private gates and enter the extraordinary home that features an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. Five large en-suite bedrooms include a spacious master suite, complete with its own sitting area, fireplace, dual walk-in closets, and a luxurious spa-like bath. A home theater with a 90-inch projection screen is another unique piece of this home, as is the chef’s kitchen (hey, with her own Cooking Channel show, Haylie’s got to have somewhere to practice her craft!) featuring Caesarstone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast area that opens out to a large family room. In the spacious backyard, lush landscaping provides extensive privacy next to a saltwater pool and spa plus a barbecue and entertaining area. Even if you don’t have your own cooking show like Haylie, you’d certainly want to hang out here.
In addition to her new purchase, Haylie has a house listed for sale, and she didn’t live in it very long either: She bought it back in February 2015 for $1.3 million. Also located in Studio City, the stunning three-bed, three-bath contemporary-style home was built in 1989. Besides a marble- and quartz-filled chef’s kitchen (Haylie clearly knows what she likes!), the home has a spacious family room that opens out to a perfectly planned entertainer’s backyard, with a swimming pool and spa, custom Lynx barbecue island, and plenty of room for entertaining guests. With wide-plank hardwood and blue limestone flooring, the home also has an expansive master suite with a huge built-out walk-in closet, a beautiful master bath, and a stunning private balcony.
Although Haylie has had some bumps on the real estate road in the past (she previously sold her Toluca Lake, CA, home at a loss), things are certainly looking up for her future portfolio. Point being: Times aren’t exactly tough for this Duff!