Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees third baseman, has reportedly purchased “Julie and Julia” actress Meryl Streep’s Hollywood Hills house for $4.8 million.
The airy home comes with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a pool, marble floors, a smartphone-controlled security system and extensive skylights for what the listing called an “optimal display of fine art.”
Streep bought the home in 2013 for $4.5 million, then listed it for $7 million.
But we’re told that Rodriguez paid less than the asking price and that negotiations went smoothly — “She’s a fan of his and of the Yankees, and they got along great.”
Rodriguez has been spotted working out at the UCLA campus this summer as he sits out the 2014 baseball season after an MLB investigation found he had taken performance-enhancing drugs.
A-Rod also owns homes in New York and Miami. Reps for the slugger, who has been looking for an LA home for a while, and Streep didn’t get back to us.