Jeremy Renner acts sometimes in The Avengers movies and various other aging movie franchises (Bournes, Impossibles), but his true calling is clearly flipping. With partner Kristoffer Winters, he's bought and sold more than a dozen houses since 2002 (he's said he doesn't even need to star in blockbuster movies), including a palatial 1920sish bachelor pad in Holmby Hills that sold in 2013 for $24 million. Their latest, in the *Hollywood Hills below Runyon Canyon, is a slightly more lowkey number in a similar, glammily smoke-filled style. In fact, the house once belonged to 1930s and '40s screwball filmmaker Preston Sturges (The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story) and, according to the listing, Charlie Chaplin is rumored to have had his first wedding in the "luxurious gentleman's room." The 1926 property also comes with five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, covered front porch, copper-topped antique bar, dining room, eat-in kitchen, rooftop terrace, and a guesthouse, all in about 7,000 square feet on just a bit under a quarter of an acre. Renner and Winters are apparently calling it The Sturges. They bought the place in 2009 for $1.35 million and are selling today for $4.795 million.
· 7420 Franklin Ave [Redfin]
· Actor/Flipper Jeremy Renner's Latest Insane Flip Asking $25MM [Curbed LA]