Now that NBC’s musical-comedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” is officially no more, looks like Jane Levy is also ending one proverbial Los Angeles real estate run to start anew. Property records reveal the Golden Globe-nominated actress — who stars as Zoey Clarke, a San Francisco coder with a unique ability to hear the innermost thoughts of people around her as songs and musical numbers — has just doled out $3.2 million for a stunningly renovated Craftsman-style bungalow in the Hollywood Hills. Meanwhile, her longtime other home — a mountain cabin-esque property tucked away in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood, on L.A.’s Eastside — is currently in escrow to be sold, asking $1.3 million.
An L.A. native, the 31-year-old veteran film and TV actress began her career as Mandy in “Shameless” and went on to get her first leading role in “Suburgatory.” She also has appeared in “Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe,” “There’s… Johnny!,” “Castle Rock” and “What/If.” But her big break came with “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” which was unexpectedly cancelled in June, after only two seasons. There’s some good news for cult followers of the series, though — producers are in negotiations with Roku for a holiday movie based on the show.
Originally built in 1907 but recently redone by noted L.A. interior designer Oliver Furth, Levy’s new Hollywood Hills property rests on a private, gated street nestled amid the foothills east of Runyon Canyon. Home to notable celebs such as Diane Keaton and Helen Mirren through the years, the enclave has only about a dozen properties, with nearly all of them historic and very few ever hitting the open market.
Weighing in at a little over 2,300 square feet, the attractive dark green-shingled and white-shuttered house is hidden away on a heavily wooded parcel that spans a third of an acre, and includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The updated interiors are highlighted by freshly painted white wood floors and eye-catching, jewel-toned rooms mixed with classic details including coffered and wood-beamed ceilings, built-ins and an inviting front porch out front.