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Viola Davis Buys Award-Worthy Toluca Lake Treasure

The Emmy Award–winning actress’ stunning house wins our vote for “Best New Home.”

Forget getting away with murder. Viola Davis makes life in the spotlight look easy: the actress just purchased a brand-new piece of Toluca Lake, CA, real estate to call her own. We think her Emmy, Tony, and SAG awards will be right at home in the five-bedroom, eight-bathroom European-style mansion she snagged for $5.7 million.

Measuring 7,545 square feet, Viola’s new contemporary home is warm, welcoming, and filled with character. Built in 2015, the home welcomes guests with an elegant foyer featuring hardwood floors, towering ceilings, and a sparkling chandelier that leads into a family room with surround sound and a wet bar. A chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment like a microwave drawer, dual dishwashers, and a 60-inch gas range is the ideal spot for gathering with the family, while an enchanting master suite with its own sitting room, balcony, fireplace, 300-square-foot closet, Kohler tub, and dual steam shower offers a true taste of luxury.

Viola’s new pad provides her the perfect space to catch up on other Shonda Rhimes hits — the home’s theater room features a 133-inch screen and a 4K projector. And perhaps she’ll opt to pair her movie watching with pinot rather than popcorn — the home has a 600-bottle wine closet. Outside, a spacious backyard features a saltwater pool, fire pit, built-in speakers, and an outdoor kitchen and beverage center. Which is perfect in case her fellow Emmy nominees like Taraji P. Henson, Liev Schreiber, or Amy Schumer stop by for a dip.

Viola has a longtime home in the sun-drenched San Fernando Valley town of Granada Hills, CA, which she bought back in 2005 for $1.17 million. But that was before she made history as the first African-American woman to win a lead-actress Emmy at the 2015 ceremony, so maybe Viola decided it was time to move on up!

Images courtesy of The listing agent was Craig Strong of the John Aaroe Group.