If the walls of this historic Hollywood Hills house could talk, they’d probably relate stories of what it was like to serve as the onscreen and real-life digs of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson during the 1950s and ’60s. Maybe they’d also tell us about the time the place doubled as the home of talent agent Ari Gold in the early days of “Entourage,” or better yet, all of the haunted happenings that have supposedly occurred there through the years — doors shutting all by themselves, sheets flying off of the bed during the night and an overwhelming smell of rose-scented perfume, just to name a few.
More recently, though, those walls probably would speak of the most current owners, Emmy-nominated actor Chris Meloni and his longtime wife Sherman Williams, who have quietly sold the residence to movie director/producer Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “We’re the Millers,” “Red Notice”) in an off-market deal for $5.9 million.
Originally listed for $6.5 million in 2020 — and then removed from the open market shortly after and rented out ever since for $29,500 per month — the two-story, traditional-style home was acquired by the couple in fall 2014 for $5.25 million; and though they have made some minor tweaks to the premises during their tenure, the exterior remains much as it did when it was built way back in the early 1900s.
Hidden securely away behind walls and gates, on a half-acre parcel nestled just below the mouth of Runyon Canyon Park, the wood and shingle-roof structure features five bedrooms and seven baths spread across a little over 5,200 square feet of living space. There’s also a detached guesthouse, which likely figures into the overall square footage, along with an eye-catching raspberry-hued front door that opens into a classic center hall boasting a staircase.