Rondell Sheridan, best known to TV audiences for his long-running role as the father of a sassy psychic teenager on the award-winning mid-aughts series “That’s So Raven,” and its spinoffs (“Cory in the House,” “Raven’s Home”), has his longtime home in Los Angeles up for grabs at a pinch below $1.4 million. Originally listed at just under $1.5 million, the discounted price is still several times the $425,000 Rondell paid more than 20 years ago for the tall and slender late-1980s contemporary that’s set high above the sweeping curve of the street in the heart of L.A.’s legendary Laurel Canyon.
With the two-car garage on the ground level, it’s quite a grocery-laden hike to the third-floor where the home’s primary living spaces are located, along with the sleek and unconventionally shaped high-end kitchen. Fortunately for the lethargic and infirm, an elevator swathed in tufted fire-engine-red silk makes getting from one level of the almost 3,200-square-foot vertically oriented house to the other as effortless as button pushing.
A soaring ceiling defines the voluminous light-filled living room with its honey-hued hardwood flooring and Juliet balcony, while a potential bedroom on the floor below offers a private entrance and an en suite bath. A wet bar and padded, suede-paneled walls that baffle sound make the partly double-height space perfect as a media room.
The penthouse level houses two guest bedrooms plus the primary bedroom, a breezy retreat replete with walk-in closet, dated though well-maintained compartmentalized bathroom and covered balcony with leafy cross-canyon views. Besides the numerous balconies, outdoor space is limited to a slim, tiled terrace that runs alongside and wraps around the back of the house outside the third-floor kitchen and dining area.