Mena Massoud, star of Aladdin and GQ Middle East’s Breakthrough Talent Award Winner 2019, has just purchased a new home.
As you might expect for the star of one of Disney’s biggest live action remakes (The film wracked up a huge $1bn at the box office) Massoud has, according to Dirt.com, dropped serious cash in the smart but unassuming neighborhood of Encino, California.
Egyptian Canadian Massoud, currently starring as Ethan Hart in Hulu’s Reprisal, earned a breakout role as the eponymous Aladdin in 2019’s Disney remake, alongside Will Smith as The Genie.
Since then he has gone on to campaign for more balanced casting and opportunities for middle eastern actors.
The farmhouse style home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a separate guesthouse, as well as a pool and terrace area.
Encino is an upscale neighborhood in California’s San Fernando valley that has long played host to Hollywood stars. Massoud will be waving at Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta and Selena Gomez as he collects his paper of a morning.
We’ll resist making any quips about it being a whole new world, but inside, the house has been newly renovated and is designed in that minimal, modern style that is a favourite of famous home-buyers.
Bright white walls, wooden floors, an open plan design and plenty of glass and windows fill the space with natural light.
The high ceilings and sliding doors onto the pool and terrace area maximise the space in this already sizeable home.
Upstairs the master bedroom opens onto a first-floor roof terrace which overlooks the pool and garden.
The house also uses state of the art security, surround sound and climate control via a home automation system.