Magical garden paradise
The grouchy and sarcastic "Dr.House" finally bought a new house for himself - a mansion in Outpost Estates. After a $250,000 reduction, the listed price of the home was $3,999,000. The listing also names the home asMagical Garden Paradise.
Location: The new home for Hugh Laurie is located as part of Outpost Estates in Hollywood Hills, LA, California.
Accommodation: The gated, English county house measures 3,242 sq ft in area. It has ample accommodation with its 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. So vast is the accommodation that there is talk about Laurie relocating here with family! The house also has a guest house attached to it. The motorcourt can easily accommodate 3 cars.
Features: With a definite English-countryside feel to it, the house is a gated property that sits on 1.2 acres of real estate. The spectacular gardens, excellent views of the city, mature tree plantings, water features and hiking trails, make the house a nature-lover's delight. The kitchen is rustic in its style while the pool, atop the hill, is fresh and modern. There is also fully-equipped gym in the house. News is that the house needs a little refurbishing and it is ready to become a real paradise.
Neighborhood: This neighborhood in Los Angeles is home to more than a thousand celebrities, hence the name - Hollywood Hills.
Cayman S Porsche
Hugh’s love of fast cars is satiated by his metallic black $70,000 Cayman S Porsche. The vehicle’s powerful 3400cc H6 engine delivers an output of 320HP and 251 lb-ft of torque. Superb acceleration is the hall mark of this iconic sports car and it can zoom to a speed of 100 km/hour from scratch in less than 5 seconds. Maximum speed possible is a very impressive 275 km/hour. The Bose surround sound system delivers a top class audio performance and the car can also be fitted with a TV tuner card.
Triumph Bonneville motorcycle
Laurie is an avid biker and loves to take out his black colored $12,000 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle for long rides. The machine’s classic spoke wheels, chromed headlights along with the retro styled tubular steel frame provide a vintage sixties look. The bike has a matching performance to go with its trendy looks and its air cooled DOHC 865cc parallel-twin fuel injected engine delivers 68PS of power along with 68Nm of torque. The seat is very comfortable and has a stylized look. A superb suspension system ensures a very convenient riding experience.
1966 Ford Galaxie convertible
The actor loves vintage cars and has been photographed several times driving around the streets of Los Angeles in his red colored 1966 Ford Galaxie convertible. The iconic car costs up to $30,000 and features a retractable sun roof. Its 7000cc 428-4V engine delivers a formidable punch of power and torque measured at 2800 rpm. The vehicle interiors are extremely spacious and the bucket seats have been upholstered with high quality leather. The convertible boasts of Ford’s unique 3-speed Cruise-O-Matic system and is equipped with an in-built radio.
Save the Children
Founded in the UK in 1919, the Save the Children Fund provides children affected by natural disasters and military conflict with emergency aid, education, medical care and economic assistance. British comic actor Hugh Laurie has been associated with the organization for a long time and contributes to it through the trust of his charity musical group “Band From TV”.
The Art of Elysium
The Art of Elysium was created in '97 and the organization encourages professional musicians, artists and actors to contribute their talent and time to workshops for children that are battling severe medical and health issues. Hugh Laurie contributes to the organization by forwarding proceeds from his band’s trust as well as by attending benefits like Pieces of Heaven Art Auction that support the organization.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Being an occasional sufferer of clinical depression, Hugh Laurie donates a lot of his time and money to organizations that help improve the quality of life for people living with mental illnesses. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is one of the primary beneficiaries of his band’s trust. The organization works towards funding research on prevention and cures for mental illnesses.