He may not have yet reached Hollywood’s pinnacle of household name status, but rapidly up-an-coming 29-year-old British actor Damson Idris has nonetheless, in his relatively short showbiz career, raked in enough lucre to splash out $3.85 million on a recently renovated home in a well-to-do neighborhood that winds through the foothills above L.A.’s popular Studio City.
Idris co-starred with Kate Beckinsale in the unsung 2018 coming of age film “Farming” and, earlier this year, in the not-especially well received Netflix sci-fi action flick “Outside the Wire.” However, it’s his starring role as a young L.A.-based drug dealer on the FX crime drama “Snowfall” on which Idris has built the foundation for his ascent up the ladder of fame and fortune . And, indeed, Idris has added a producer title for the upcoming fifth season of “Snowfall,” due to drop next year.
Originally built in 1964, extensively updated in recent years and generously described in promo materials as a “stunning Montecito modern residence” with pale European oak floorboards, designer finishes and a state-of-the-art home automation system that controls lighting, sound and security systems, the five-bedroom and 4.5-bath two-story home sits well above the street on a plateau of more than a quarter of an acre notched into a steep hillside.
The slightly more than 4,700-square-foot open floor plan incorporates a center hall entry flanked by formal living and dining rooms, the latter linked via an over-sized butler’s pantry to a snazzily appointed eat-in kitchen fitted and kitted with a mix of gleaming white and boldly veined black and white marble (or marble-like) counters and gold-toned fixtures on snow-white Shaker-style cabinetry. In the adjoining family room, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows peels open to the backyard. Two of the four guest bedrooms have their own private bathroom and the other two share a roomy Jack-and-Jill-style bath, while the main bedroom has meditative over-the-treetops mountain view, a fitted walk-in closet and a spacious, spa-style bath.
Simply landscaped for almost effortless upkeep, and carved into the steep, custom-planted slope behind the house, the not particularly large but enviably private backyard offers lots of concrete terracing, a built-in grill along with built-in benches, a patch of evergreen Astroturf and a trapezoidal plunge pool and spa.