Aussie comedian Jefferies upgrades LA digs

Mark David
Jim Jefferies has purchased a five-bedroom house in the Studio City neighbourhood of Los Angeles

Unapologetically crass Australian stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political commentator Jim Jefferies has upgraded his residential circumstances in Los Angeles with the $3.15 million (A$4.1m) purchase of a newly built house in a leafy pocket of Studio City.

Described in marketing materials as a "modern farmhouse," the board-and-batten-sided family-sized domicile has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in more than 5100 square feet protected by an extensive, camera-equipped security system.

The front door opens directly into a cavernous, loft-like combination living and dining room with matte-finished wide-plank floorboards and wood beams across the ceiling in the dining area. Anchored by a minimalist marble fireplace, the living room has a vaulted ceiling.

A pass-through butler's pantry connects the dining area to a gigantic, double-island kitchen fitted with every culinary bell and whistle money can buy. The kitchen is open to a spacious dining area and family room that features a fireplace set into an ebony-tile wall. A small office, an en suite bedroom for guests or staff and a state-of-the-art home theatre complete the main floor.

Glass sliders in the family room open to the backyard where there is a built-in barbecue with bar seating, a swimming pool and spa and an almost 250-square-foot poolside cabana with oversized marble fireplace and bathroom.

Jefferies appears to have first set down real estate roots in Los Angeles in 2012 when he paid around $1.25m for an approximately 3500-square-foot Mediterranean villa in the Mount Olympus neighbourhood.