After just two weeks on the market with an asking price pushing up on $1.6 million, film and television actor Reno Wilson has lickety-split landed a buyer for a crisply contemporary residence in L.A.’s relatively unsung but quickly gentrifying Glassell Park neighborhood, just across the Los Angeles River from hyper-trendy Silver Lake and some six miles due north of downtown and Dodger Stadium. Given that few changes or upgrades were made, and provided he gets somewhere near (or even over) the asking price, Wilson stands to earn a small but tidy profit on the almost 2,900-square-foot home that he picked up almost exactly three years ago for $1.3 million. The listing for three-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bath smooth concrete and white stucco home is held by Steve Clark at Compass.
Best known for his long-running supporting role on the syndicated sitcom “Mike & Molly,” as well as providing voices to the blockbuster film series “Transformers,” Reno started up his showbiz ladder in the late 1980s on the groundbreaking and iconic if nowadays somewhat tarnished sitcom “The Cosby Show.” More recently he was a series regular on the recently canceled crime comedy-drama “Good Girls.”
It’s a long, almost ceremonial, and certainly glute firming and heart healthy hike up a wide concrete staircase from the street-level two-car garage to the front of the two-story crisply modern residence. Glass sliders that disappear into the walls stand in for a more traditional front door, and a minimalist fireplace is all that separates a formal sitting room from a long narrow great room that’s composed of a lounge, a dining space and a sleek open kitchen fitted with a combination of blond and dark-brown wood cabinets. Beyond the kitchen is a flat and compact faux-grassed yard.
Upstairs are two medium-sized bedrooms and a hall bath along with the primary bedroom, which includes a fireplace, a nice-sized walk-in closet, a spa-style bath, and glass pocket doors that open to a balcony.
In need of a savvy landscape designer to whip it all into shape and maybe add some shade, perhaps the most coveted feature of the home is the roughly 1,500-square-foot rooftop terrace that provides 360-degree mountain and city-lights views.
No doubt Wilson is looking to re-create some lucrative real estate history with his home in Glassell Park; Almost two years ago he sold a modernized bungalow in the Mount Washington neighborhood for $1.217 million, a whopping $278,000 more than the $939,000 asking price.