Real estate’s proverbial fat lady has sung for aptly named actor and singer Chord Overstreet and his Hollywood Hills home. After it was listed last fall at not quite $1.8 million, the now 31-year-old “Glee” alum has sold the city-view home high in the picturesque hills above L.A.’s historic Beachwood Canyon for $1.6 million. Tax records indicate Overstreet earned a small but tidy profit on the updated 1960s cliffhanger that he scooped up in 2014 for $1.31 million.
The chisel-chinned former fashion model, who has focused primarily on making music in the years since “Glee” wrapped in 2015 — he opened for Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas during parts of their joint tour in 2016, popped up last year opposite Olivia Culpo in the “Fatuous and Absurdly Nude” comedy film “The Swing of Things.”
The narrow driveway passes under a porte-cochere-like car port, while the house is mostly hidden from the winding canyon lane by a tall fence. A secured glass and metal gate opens to an intimate courtyard where strands of lights are strewn over a stone patio with a minimalistic concrete fire pit. Clean lines and organic minimalism define the light-filled interiors of the single-level three-bedroom and two-bath home that modestly measures in at a bit less than 1,700 square feet.
A vaulted and beamed ceiling clad in slender wood planks soars over the lofty combination living, dining and kitchen space. The oversized fireplace is set into an austere expanse of smooth concrete at one end of the airy space, while the relatively compact kitchen, with its mix of bright white and dark grey cabinets, shiny stainless steel back splash and high-end appliances that include an aggressively modern glass and metal venting hood over the stove.
A foldaway bank of glass panels opens one side of the room to the entry courtyard, and an even longer wall of nearly floor-to-ceiling windows fold open accordion-style to a slim balcony that runs the full length of the angled, hillside home. A glass railing allows for an oblique and quintessentially L.A., canyon framed view of the downtown skyline from every room in the house, including the bedrooms that are lined up like soldiers along a corridor behind the kitchen. All three bedrooms have glass slider access to the balcony, while the main bedroom at the end of the hall also includes a roomy en suite bathroom slathered in grey tiles with an over-sized shower, a soaking tub and a sandblasted glass privacy enclosure around the toilet.