Jonathan Rhys Meyers would once again like to sell an updated 1960s home in the Nichols Canyon area of Los Angeles, this time listing it at $1.85 million with Robert L. Edie of Compass.
This is not, by far, the first time the Irish actor, model and musician has attempted to sell, or rent the Hollywood Hills home. Shortly after he acquired the property in early 2007, for just under $1.6 million, it was put up for rent at $7,500 per month. It was subsequently available as a rental several more times, at prices that ranged from $5,500 a month to $7,500 a month, until 2014 when it first popped up for sale with a $1.6 million price tag. Since then, house has been on and off the market a few times, most recently in 2018 when it was unsuccessfully marketed at $1.795 million.
With just two bedrooms and two up-to-date bathrooms in just under 1,700 square feet, the modest, if not exactly inexpensive residence sits atop a street-level two-car garage and showcases a modern interpretation of clean, midcentury modern design.
Highlights include a minimalist smooth-concrete fireplace, open-plan living spaces, honey-toned oak floorboards, and an exposed steel and wood ceiling beam. Cleared of personal belongings and staged for the selling process, the home has recently been updated with new kitchen appliances, a programmable lighting system, and an outdoor shower set within a bamboo garden outside the main bedroom.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, the den is easily converted to a third bedroom, and a bank of glass sliders in the dining area open to a walled terrace and bean-shaped swimming pool enveloped in tropical plantings.
Rhys Meyers and his actress wife, Mara Lane, have additionally owned a hilltop hideaway in the mountains above Malibu that was scooped up in early 2017, the year after they were married, for $2.25 million. The post-and-beam home features curved walls of glass that frame sweeping views over the mountains and ocean.
Launched into Tinseltown fame more than 20 years ago with iconic films like “Velvet Goldmine” (1998) “Bend It Like Beckham” (2002) and “Match Point” (2005), Rhys Meyers went on to win a Golden Globe for his titular role in the 2005 miniseries “Elvis,” and to star as King Henry VIII in the historical TV drama “The Tudors” (2005-10). More recently he appeared in a couple seasons of the historical TV drama “Vikings,” and he’s set to co-star with Lane in the comedy feature “Food Fight,” as well as opposite Alec Baldwin in the upcoming airline hijacking thriller “97 Minutes.”