Oft-controversial comedian and talk show host Rosie O’Donnell didn’t give the young olive tree in her new front yard time to grow even an iota before deciding to flip her Los Angeles modern farmhouse back onto the market. The ask? An impressive $4.9 million, which is $300,000 more than she paid for the place less than four months ago.
Nestled on a compact parcel of less than a quarter-acre — in the Beverlywood neighborhood, south of Beverly Hills and next to Cheviot Hills — the two-tone redwood and charcoal-painted structure was built in 2019 on speculation by a local developer. Inside, five ensuite bedrooms and six baths are spread across more than 4,100 square feet of open-plan living space boasting honey-hued hardwood floors, 10-foot ceilings, recessed LED lights and Lutron automated window shades.
It’s not clear if O’Donnell ever actually moved into the place, but highlights of the two-story residence include a spacious living room sporting a fireplace embedded in a wood-paneled accent wall and a formal dining area flanked by a temperature-controlled wine closet. A “kosher chef’s kitchen” is outfitted with two sinks, high-end stainless appliances and a Caesarstone waterfall-edge island, plus a walk-in pantry and breakfast nook.
The kitchen connects to a family room, which offers floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases and walls of glass spilling out to the backyard. An upstairs master suite rests beneath a vaulted ceiling, and displays a fireplace and two walk-in closets. A spa-like bath is equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and large rainfall shower.
As for the grassy grounds, they feature an al fresco dining and lounging patio, a fire-pit and an eat-in barbecue center. Though there’s no pool, previous listings note that plans and permits for one have been approved; but there is an attached two-car garage that comes with a Tesla charging station, and a top-of-the line security system with alarms and multiple cameras.
O’Donnell, 59, began her career as a stand-up comic in the late 1970s and early ’80s, and went on to host her eponymous talk show from 1996-2002. The actress, who’s reportedly slated to appear in Showtime’s upcoming “American Gigolo” reboot, primarily resides in an $8 million triplex penthouse in New York City.
Alexandra Flynn of Keller Williams Beverly Hills serves as the listing agent.