Jennifer Lawrence sells Santa Monica starter home

Jennifer Lawrence and her condo (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia)

Academy Award-winning actress and everyone’s dream best friend, Jennifer Lawrence, is moving on up — in real estate, that is.

She recently sold her Santa Monica two-story condo for $1.15 million, which she bought in 2006 for $879,000 right before she got famous. The 1,413-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath-unit, originally on the market for $1.69 million, features wide-plank hardwood floors, a two-car garage, a gas fireplace and a fenced-in patio. And it is a mere 20 blocks from the beach! Clearly, though, as J-Law’s career flourished she needed more room — if only to house her collection of acting awards.

Variety reports that Lawrence hasn’t lived in the place for several years, having plunked down more than $8 million for a five-bedroom home in Beverly Hills in 2013.

Rumor has it the 26-year-old blonde stunner has also been sniffing around Tribeca for property in the $12 million – $18 million dollar range. Makes sense — this week she was named the highest paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes for the second year in a row.