Emma Roberts wishes she had charged Sarah Paulson more for house
Emma Roberts wishes she had charged Sarah Paulson more for her house.
Sarah, 42, bought her ‘American Horror Story’ co-star’s former residence in the Hollywood Hills for $1.65 million but after Sarah discovered a hidden pool underneath the garden while renovating the property, Emma joked she should have asked for more money.
Sarah told Architectural Digest: "It turns out there is a pool already underneath the ground! I just saw [Emma] the other day and I’m like, ‘Did you know you had a pool under there?’ She was like, ‘What! I would have charged you so much more money!’
"I said, ‘This is what’s in the backyard.’ She was like, ‘I cannot believe that. I didn’t know!’ Because I’m sure she would have just dug it up and had the pool there and then I wouldn’t have to put it in."
When Sarah heard Emma, 26, was thinking of selling her three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom house, which was originally built in 1949, she immediately jumped at the chance to snap up the property.
She said: "I had never been to her house actually, but I was really starting for the first time…I’m a New Yorker at heart, so the idea of living in a box over a subway stop never really bothered me, and it’s all I ever really thought I wanted and I was totally content with, but it turned out when you live in Los Angeles for a long enough time, you start to think: ‘Wait, you mean I can figure out a rug, and a bedspread, and a painting that I love?!’ And all of a sudden those things were starting to become things I was aware of in terms of my own personal tastes.
"And I happen to think Emma has incredible taste. And we worked together, and I think Emma was doing ‘Scream Queens’ at the time and I was still doing ‘American Horror Story’, and I was standing with one of the producers, who is a friend of Emma’s as well, and she texted very casually, ‘Oh, I want to sell my house.’ I don’t think she was that serious. I was sitting there and I said to him: ‘Tell her right now I want to go see that house!’ And it happened very, very quickly, and I’m not 100 per cent sure she really wanted to do that but it’s too late now – I’ve already done so much stuff to it you can’t even imagine!"