Invisible from the street behind tall doors and taller foliage, the 3,300-square-foot home was not on the market at the time of Tatum’s purchase. But dated rental listings show the “Magic Mike” star now claims an essentially authentic farmhouse – not one of those ultra-popular new “modern farm” sweets, but a real, real unpretentious, or real farmhouse. about as close as you will find in the city of Los Angeles.
Built around 1950 and carved almost entirely from stone and wood, the two-story structure features a veritable cargo of exposed, unvarnished hardwoods. Main among the attractions is a double-height entrance with pressure washed red brick flooring; also on the faucet is an open, island-less kitchen with crudely finished cabinetry and utility lightings, decidedly non-design.
Also downstairs is a wood-wrapped family room defined by its massive fireplace, a brick and stone monster that looks original to the property, and a full bathroom with floors stained an unusual shade of mint green. A wooden staircase transports the owner and guests to the upper level of the house, which resembles a loft, where there is a guest bedroom and skylight master – with its own private balcony – as well as a roof-top bathroom with a tub.
But the real magic happens outside, where the nearly an acre estate feels wonderfully secluded from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Sunlight seeps through a canopy of ancient sycamore trees, and winding paths crisscross the property, from the lagoon-style pool to a secluded sports field hidden in its own private jungle. Somewhere there is a small guesthouse with another bedroom, for a total of three on the grounds.
This story first appeared on Dirt.com, which contains additional photos.