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Photos: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Snags Cozy 1940s Franklin Hills Home

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt just landed himself some cozy new digs in the Franklin Hills neighborhood.

Variety reports that the (500) Days of Summer heartthrob bought the vintage 3,771-square-foot home designed by famed L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams (who's designed homes for the likes of Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra) for $3.25 million. The one-story home, which is equal parts California-style ranch and Hollywood Regency, was built in 1940. Gordon-Levitt quickly jumped on buying the house before anyone else; it's the first time this house has been on the market since 1957 and he got it three weeks after it was put up for sale.

It's a spacious house, and there are some rooms we're particularly fond of—like the huge family room with large windows, the bar next to the fireplace, and the sweet pine-covered kitchen. But some of the bedrooms honestly look like fixer-uppers, and aren't too far off from the bedrooms and bathrooms from the old-school apartments we've seen in areas like West Hollywood. We're sure he could easily remodel the space if that's his plan.

Besides its three bedrooms and four bathrooms, the home, which sits on a 15,757-square-foot lot also has a pool and patio, a breakfast room and sewing room.