For much of the past year, Jameela Jamil has been fiercely battling accusations that she has Munchausen syndrome, based on what critics deemed to be a bizarre medical history with timelines and diagnoses that just don’t add up. But those attacks have not slowed her career’s rapid upward trajectory — fresh off her role in the NBC comedy series “The Good Place,” the 35-year-old continues filming and perfecting combat moves for the role of supervillain Titania in Marvel’s upcoming “She-Hulk” TV series, while her longtime partner James Blake is recording “Friends That Break Your Heart,” which will be the Grammy winner’s fifth studio album. And the pair still managed to find time for house hunting in Los Angeles, ultimately doling out nearly $4 million for a stylistically irregular house in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Mount Olympus.
Custom built in the late ’90s, the house is best described as not adhering to any particular architectural persuasion. The offbeat structure rests on a steeply sloped hillside lot and is marked out front by an austere cream-and-white façade that’s somewhat contemporary but also vaguely Grecian and Italian, with a columned portico, a handful of arched windows and a border of towering cypress trees.
Signs of life become apparent inside, where 4,000-plus square feet of light-filled living space gives way to marble floors, soaring ceilings, and walls of glass with sweeping canyon and city lights views. A double-height foyer leads into an open-concept layout with a fireplace-equipped formal living room that steps up to a dining room with a wet bar. The family room abuts a windowed kitchen, which includes a small island and stainless appliances.
A dramatic floating staircase leads upstairs, where the hotel-like master retreat sports hardwood floors, a fireside sitting area, full-sized projection screen and 50-foot glass panels that open to a spacious balcony. A luxe bathroom is slathered in marble and outfitted with a soaking tub and sauna, and there’s also an expansive designer showroom closet. Two ensuite family bedrooms — each of them with their own balcony — can be found on this level as well, while the first floor hosts a guest suite with its own entrance.
The star of the real estate show is the backyard, which is highlighted by those aforementioned panoramic views. Among the amenities: a waterfall pool adorned with murals of playful sea creatures, plus an adjoining spa and sun deck, koi pond, lounge area, firepit and an outdoor kitchen/BBQ.
Elayne Ceder of Compass held the listing; the buyers were repped by Rick Ojeda at Compass.