Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon and actress Susan Yeagley dropped $4.35 million on a then brand-spanking-new neo-Spanish-style home in the relatively uncelebrated but most certainly expensive Highlands neighborhood of L.A.’s affluent coastal community of Pacific Palisades that not even two years later has popped back on the block with an asking price pushing hard up on $5 million.
Designed to take maximum advantage of California’s mild though sometimes foggy coastal climate that facilitates a relaxed indoor-outdoor lifestyle, the not quite 5,500-square-foot two-story ochre-stucco villa that sits on about a third of an acre and not only wraps not itself around a wind-protected central courtyard warmed by an outdoor fireplace but also spills easily out to an arched loggia that overlooks the backyard. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms per listings held by Cindy Ambuehl at Compass.
With chunky wood beams across the vaulted ceiling and snazzy Spanish tiles around the otherwise unfussy and modern fireplace, the breezy formal living room’s numerous French doors open on one side to the courtyard and the other to the backyard. A separate, family-oriented great room comprises a gourmet kitchen configured around a huge doublewide island with integrated snack bar, a dining area that comfortably accommodates ten, and a family room with built-in media center and full-height French doors to the backyard.
A den at the top of the stairs serves as the hub around with there are several guest or family bedrooms, each with a unique and eye-catching black-and-white tile treatment, as well as the spacious primary suite that offers a fireplace almost identical to the one in the living room, French doors to a balcony that overlooks the backyard, and a skylight-capped bathroom with a marble-sheathed shower and freestanding soaking tub.
Terra-cotta tiles add character to the long, arched loggia that runs along the back of the house and overlooks the flat, grassy yard and swimming pool.
The property’s $450 per month HOA fees include 24-hour neighborhood security patrol, access to a dog-friendly private park and membership to a community rec-center with swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.
An affable and popular “Saturday Night Live” alum who went on to regular roles in the “Weeds” and, more recently, the sitcom “Man with a Plan,” Nealon is slated to adapt his charming unscripted YouTube show “Hiking with Kevin,” in which he interviews celebrity pals while hiking, into a scripted comedy for TBS. As for Yeager, her most recent credits include the primetime sitcom “Single Parents” and Judd Apatow’s Netflix series “Love.”