Actress Sylvia Hoeks, who plays Queen Kane in Apple+’s dystopian series “See,” is abdicating her Spanish-Moorish castle in historic Hollywood Heights. The Dutch-born Hoeks, a former model whose CV also includes roles in “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” purchased the fanciful abode for $1.47 million in 2019.
For over half a century prior, it had been the home of Morgan Woodward, a veteran character actor best known for a role in which he never spoke a word or ever showed his eyes—the menacing, mirrored-sunglass-wearing Boss Godfrey of “Cool Hand Luke.” Almost exactly three years after acquiring the property, Hoeks has hoisted it back on the market with an asking price of $1.875 million.
Located around the corner from the famed High Tower campanile elevator and half a mile from the Hollywood Bowl, the turreted residence was completed in 1924, and doesn’t appear to have been altered too substantially since then. Standout period details include elaborately carved archways, plaster work and moldings, wrought-iron sconces and railings, hand-painted tile, hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, and a bevy of built-ins.
Measuring just over 2,000 square feet, the house holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms within its three levels. Buffered from the sidewalk-less street by a tile-roofed one-car garage and manicured privet hedges, it’s fronted by a courtyard paved with herringbone-patterned bricks and accented with a triple-tiered stone fountain. Inside a turreted entry foyer, an elegant magnesite staircase spirals up to the main level. Here you’ll find a sun-drenched living room lined with walls of glass that open to a romantic balcony replete with Solomonic columns. Also on the top level are a wood-paneled dining room, a lackluster galley kitchen that looks to have been remodeled several decades ago, two bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, and a sumptuously tiled original bath. A third bedroom, second bathroom, laundry, and office are dispersed throughout the lower levels.
While the home offers expansive hillside views and plenty of Old Hollywood charm and whimsy, one element it does not have in abundance is outdoor space, occupying a compact, 4,474-square-foot lot. And intensely private or anti-social individuals may find the surrounding residences a bit too close for comfort. Per marketing materials, along with the anterior courtyard, there’s a back garden with “original waterfall fountain,” and a lower-level terrace.