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WEA in the News: John Krasinski and Emily Blunt make a Kardashian connection in Hollywood Hills

At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have little in common with model and reality television personality Kendall Jenner. But as history has shown in star-studded L.A., real estate has a way of bringing different celebrity circles together.

Illustrating this point, the 20-year-old Jenner was the buyer of Krasinski and Blunt’s Hollywood Hills West home that changed hands this month for $6.5 million.

Set at the end of a gated drive, the renovated and expanded midcentury home has walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, brick accents and a reimagined kitchen with Italian cabinetry and a wide center island.

More than 4,700 square feet of open-plan space contains a great room, a media room, an office and a wet bar. A freestanding fireplace sits between the living and dining rooms.

Six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms include a master suite complete with a custom walk-in closet — a must-have for members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan. A soaking tub and marble countertops create a spa-like ambiance in the master bath.

A sliding glass door off the third floor opens to a rooftop patio with a dining area, lounge and fireplace. A swimming pool, privacy hedges and formal landscaping complete the setting.

The couple bought the property in 2009 for $1.86 million, property records show. They had asked as much as $8 million for the home on more than a third of an acre.

Kurt Rappaport and James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency were the listing agents.

Blunt, 33, has film credits that include “Sicario” (2015), “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014) and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (2011). This year she appeared in “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” She will star in the upcoming “The Girl on the Train.”

Krasinski, 36, is known for his role as Jim Halpert on the comedy series “The Office” from 2005 to 2013. Among his film credits are “Aloha” (2015) and this year’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

Jenner is a fashion model and reality television personality who frequently appears alongside her parents and siblings on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

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