Marketing material for a newly listed contemporary bungalow in L.A.’s trendy Venice neighborhood makes no secret that its A-lister seller is box office darling Bradley Cooper.
The first house he ever bought in Los Angeles, the nine-time Oscar-nominated actor/director/producer paid $1.2 million for the property in 2004, a few years after he co-starred in the cult-favorite ensemble comedy “Wet Hot American Summer.” The designer-redone 1921 home is now available at $2.4 million through Diana Braun at Compass.
A low fence and a high hedge provide celeb-style privacy for the courtyard-style front yard. Inside, Paris-based designer Santillane de Chanaleille installed what listings describe as “a natural and raw aesthetic” that showcases reclaimed wood ceilings, concrete and wood floors, and intensely patterned tile work in the bathrooms.
There are two bedrooms and two baths in the not-quite 1,600-square-foot bungalow, while a detached structure — likely once a garage — offers additional living space. French doors on opposite walls of the open-plan living/dining and kitchen allow for seamless integration with the outdoor living areas and a wide bank of accordion fold doors accomplish the same indoor/outdoor flow in the detached structure.
Wisteria drips off the almost entirely vine-encrusted rear façade. Evergreen faux grass, dense hedging and mature plantings create a lush and secluded oasis replete with a built-in barbecue, fire pit, and dedicated al fresco dining area. The property also includes a water feature and a hot tub.
For those who like a short stroll to a range of designer boutiques and chic eateries, it is just a handful of blocks to Abbott Kinney, one of the trendiest streets in all of the country, and just a few more blocks to the famously and always entertainingly wild and wooly boardwalk that runs along the beach.
Set to appear as Leonard Bernstein in the upcoming biopic “Maestro,” which he also co-wrote, co-produced and directed, Cooper lives primarily in New York City where he presides over a West Village townhouse that he picked up in 2018 for $13.5 million but he still owns a couple of high-priced homes in L.A.’s casually posh Pacific Palisades neighborhood. Back in 2009, he splashed out $4.7 million for a three-bedroom architectural residence along a plum street in Rustic Canyon and two years ago he dropped another $4.8 million on a nearby fixer-upper.