It’s not quite the Rosebud Motel, but weary travelers will still appreciate this stateside compound consisting of two side-by-side homes, both of which have just been acquired by “Schitt’s Creek” alumnus Emily Hampshire, widely known for her deadpan portrayal of hotel clerk-manager Stevie Budd on the Canadian hit show.
Born and reared in Montreal, Hampshire has been acting and performing voice-over work steadily since the ’90s, but it was her career-altering role as Budd that first made her something of a household name. No word yet if the 40-year-old plans to rent out one or both of her new homes and become a real-life Stevie, but it seems doubtful that the now heavily in-demand actress would need the money.
Hampshire paid about $2.7 million for the complex, which sits entirely on a single corner lot in a particularly prime pocket of Silver Lake, on L.A.’s hipster-approved Eastside. Both structures are on the petite side — together they span just over 2,000 square feet — and each includes just one bedroom. There’s also a third bedroom on the hillside premises, located in what the listing calls a “basement studio.”
Also lurking on the property, and situated immediately between the two houses, are three single-car garages. As best we can tell, one of the garages is attached to the smaller midcentury structure, originally built in 1949, while the other two appear to be connected to the slightly larger building, which the listing describes as “Moorish-Spanish” and dates to 1927. Reportedly, it was one of the first homes ever built in Silver Lake.
Last sold in 2019 for $1.7 million, both structures have since been significantly renovated, with new fixtures and creamy white paint throughout, plus two all-new kitchens — both equipped with top-of-the-line Wolf and SubZero appliances. While architecture purists will undoubtedly decry the “desecration” of the homes’ original architecture detailing, both places are light and bright throughout, with pleasantly contemporary finishes and casually cool decor — the sort of thing L.A. buyers in the price range desire, like it or not.