Back in late 2018, actress/musician Juliette Lewis (best known for her roles in “Natural Born Killers” and “Cape Fear”) shelled out a relatively small sum of $1.499 million for this revamped Spanish-style villa in the historic Hollywood Knolls neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. Now, the modest yet exceedingly charming home has returned to the market for $1.779 million, about $741 per square foot.
Nestled amid the treetops along a winding street, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath property was built in 1957 and contains 2,400-plus square feet of light-filled living space on two levels. An exterior staircase leads up to the front door, which opens into a spacious living room sporting a soaring wood-beamed ceiling, white brick fireplace and sizable, arched windows overlooking the wooded surroundings.
Also on this level: a casual dining area; a sleek white kitchen updated with celadon tile backsplashes and stainless-steel appliances; and an intimate den with sliding doors leading to the rear yard. A separate wing holds a duo of large bedrooms (one with a solarium, and the other with French doors to the back yard), plus a shared bath clad in white subway tiles.
Holding court on the upper level, the master suite features a fireplace, seating area, balcony with treetop views, large walk-in closet, an additional vanity/office space, and a spa-inspired bath outfitted with dual vanities, an oval soaking tub beneath a picture window and a separate shower.
Topping it all off: an additional bonus/creative space and two-car garage, along with a brick-paved courtyard in the low-maintenance and drought-tolerant back yard.
Lewis, 47, landed her first leading role in the Showtime mini-series “Home Fires” in 1987 at age 12 and went on to star in numerous films by noted directors such as Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Oliver Stone. Her 1991 performance as Danielle Bowden alongside Robert De Niro in “Cape Fear” garnered her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress. She took a six-year hiatus from film in 2004 to pursue her music career exclusively before returning to movies.
Maureen Pearson of Compass serves as the listing agent.