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Broadway star buys home he says was built by slaves, promises to ‘fill it with love’

Broadway star Robert Hartwell shared the historical significance of his latest purchase, a home that was built by slaves in 1820.

Hartwell, who starred in “Hello Dolly!” and “Motown the Musical,” posted a photo on Instagram of himself smiling in front of his new home and opened up about what it means to him.

“3 weeks ago I found this house online. I said, ‘this is my house.’ I called the seller and was told it was a cash only offer and that ‘I’m sure that takes you off the table,'” he wrote. “Don’t you ever underestimate a hard working black man.”

When Hartwell toured the home last week, he said it confirmed his hunch that it was the perfect place for him to call home.

Hartwell didn’t disclose the location of the home, but shared some insight into its history.

“The house was built in 1820 for the Russell

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YouTuber Rudy Mancuso Buys All-New Modern Home

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New Jersey native and popular YouTuber Rudy Mancuso has followed the lead of scores of his social media-famous peers, having invested his earnings by setting down some residential roots in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley. Modern, clean-lined and built new in 2020, the just-sold Mancuso estate lies in the desirable Studio City neighborhood and offers four beds and 3.5 baths in more than 3,000 square feet of living space. For those amenities, and many more, Mancuso shelled out $2.26 million.

From the street, a concrete walkway interspersed by thin strips of grass leads past the attached two-car garage, to the blocky structure’s towering front door, which swings into the public living areas.

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Facebook’s Jason Rubin Buys the House Next Door

Prominent video game director and comic book creator Jason Rubin, VP of Special Gaming Initiatives at Facebook, has stealthily expanded his real estate footprint, shelling out $5.4 million for the house immediately next door to his Hollywood Hills residence. Sited at the very end of an all-but-invisible, hidden cul-de-sac high above L.A.’s bustling Sunset Strip, Rubin’s compound now comprises two separate structures with well over 15,000 square feet between them.

Unlike Rubin’s ultra-contemporary main residence, which he custom built and recently completed, the just-acquired secondary house is a decades-old sprawler originally built in 1960. For better or worse, the hillside property appears to have undergone a significant renovation in the mid ’80s that stripped it of its original midcentury features and transformed it into a quasi-contemporary estate, with a number of offbeat interior decor choices.

There’s a professional screening room adorned in an oddly textured-looking, forest green wall covering,

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