Young & Restless’ Melissa Ordway Flips 1920s Toluca Lake Bungalow With Rental Guesthouse
Young and Restless actress spent six months on renovations.
Actress Melissa Ordway, who has played Abby Newman on The Young and the Restless since 2013, has completed a flip on a Spanish-style bungalow located in an out-of-the-way neighborhood that sits on the border between Toluca Lake and Studio City in Los Angeles. Variety reported that Ordway purchased the property six months ago for a price of $1.2 million and has now listed it for sale for $1.4 million with her real estate agent husband, Justin Gaston’s (Ben Rogers, Days of our Lives) Compass Realty.
The 1920s stucco bungalow, which is 2,326 square feet, had undergone renovations and updating prior to Ordway and Gaston purchasing the property, and is open, light, and bright. It features three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with the private master suite boasting a corner fireplace, walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with a sleek marble finish. A large white stucco fireplace serves as a focal point of the living room space, which has hardwood floors and a coved ceiling and measures 20 feet in length. The kitchen is loaded with high-end appliances, white marble-effect countertops, black and white cabinets, with a double-wide island in the center, and opens onto a combination dining room/family room with French doors for backyard access.
Outside, modern fencing surrounds the green front lawn, hedges provide privacy from a neighboring apartment building, and concrete terraces beckon for outdoor living, including one which sits in the shade of a large citrus tree. As a huge bonus to the property, the garage has been converted into a small guesthouse with bath, which can function as a legal rental and has separate gas and electric meters from the main house. There is also a studio space that has been created in a small shed structure, which would be ideal to set up as a home office or as a quiet spot to do art or yoga and meditation.