Lina Esco, a Hollywood actor and social activist who plays Officer Christina “Chris” Alonso on the popular CBS show “S.W.A.T.” and is also the founder of Free the Nipple and The Human Campaign, has paid $1.4 million for an extensively updated midcentury modern home in the hills between L.A.’s coveted Eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake and Los Feliz.
Located on a notably narrow, tightly-packed street, the 1,200-square-foot bungalow has two bedrooms and two baths. It’s also got a contemporary exterior composed from a mix of gray stucco and wood paneling, while a privacy wall hewn from frosted glass sequesters the house from the street. Built way back in 1948, listing materials note the place has undergone a thorough renovation and now sports a freshly remediated foundation, a new roof, drainage system and retaining walls and “many more details about which you’ll never need to worry.”
Inside, the home’s interiors are bright and airy in a very generic way, with beige walls, white baseboards, dark-stained hardwood floors, and recessed lighting throughout. A combo living-dining area shares space with the open kitchen, the former with a large fireplace, the latter with ample counter space and medium-grade stainless appliances.
One thing the house does not have is a traditional master suite — both bedrooms are roughly the same size and have bathrooms nearly identical to one another. Thankfully, both spaces are also blessed with large windows, while the accompanying baths sport oversized, tub-free showers. Contemporary light fixtures overhang over the toilets.
The postage stamp-sized lot spans only about 4,200 square feet and feels even smaller, thanks to the steeply-sloped hillside parcel. Still, the outdoors does afford a narrow strip of lawn and small patch of a xeriscaped garden — perfect as a condo alternative for folks looking for low maintenance. There’s also a spacious patio area perfect for entertaining or watching the summer sunsets.
Steve Clark of Compass held the listing; Carl Gambino, also of Compass, repped Esco.