After a little more than three years of ownership, Elizabeth Reaser has put her revamped residence in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles up for sale. And, according to the listing, the glam Spanish-style mansion is “bringing the drama!”
The veteran TV, film and stage actress — best known as Edward Cullen’s adoptive mother Esme in all five installments of the “Twilight” movie series — is also the stepdaughter of late billionaire Detroit Pistons owner William Davidson, and Reaser is asking a smidge less than $6 million for the scene-stealing digs she picked up for $4.5 million in summer 2019.
Originally built way back in the 1920s, the premises have since been given a complete makeover courtesy of Night Palm interior design. Nestled on a gated parcel spanning almost a quarter-acre, the creamy stucco and terracotta-roof structure features three bedrooms and a matching amount of baths in just over 2,000 square feet of three-level living space, all of it adorned with dark and moody interiors accented by a mix of oak and tile floors, wide arched doorways and designer light fixtures. Modern amenities include a Crestron smart-home system.
A brick walkway passes through a lushly landscaped courtyard boasting a tiled fountain before emptying out at an ornate wood front door that leads into a double-height entry foyer displaying a curving staircase with a wrought-iron railing. From there, highlights include a dining room, plus a fireside living room that spills out to a spacious balcony offering picturesque mountain and city lights views.
The family room connects to a gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with custom cabinetry and paneling, a butcher block-topped eat-in island, Waterworks sinks and fixtures, and Miele and BlueStar appliances. French doors flow out to an al fresco dining terrace with barbecue; and elsewhere is a screening room, along with a wallpapered space decked out with a walnut-clad wet bar and cozy built-in seating nook.
Two upstairs en-suite bedrooms include a posh master retreat sporting a separate salon room bathed in crimson, dual closets and a luxe bath equipped with a clawfoot soaking tub wrapped in copper. Two more guest bedrooms with baths can be found on the lower level, each with French doors opening to a private and mostly decked backyard hosting a lap pool, cedar hot tub, and numerous spots ideal for lounging and entertaining. There’s also a detached two-car garage out front.
A Michigan native and Juilliard graduate, the 47-year-old actress began her career in theater. Reaser’s breakout role came as pregnant amnesiac Jane Doe on “Grey’s Anatomy,” for which she earned Emmy and SAG award nods. She’s also appeared in “The Family Stone,” “Saved,” “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Good Wife” and “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”