Tired of being cooped up at home due to Covid-19 quarantines, and seeking a socially distanced adventure, last fall aggressively irreverent comedian, actor, talk show host and podcaster Tom Green packed up his custom broadcast van with a bunch of recording equipment, a hi-resolution drone and his cute pooch Charley and headed off to explore what he describes in one of his vlogs as “wild and offbeat places.”
The “Celebrity Big Brother” alum and occasional rapper — his latest album, “The Tom Green Show LP,” with its single “I Wanna Be Friends With Drake,” was released in 2019 — returned to Los Angeles in late December so Charley could have what he called a “routine medical procedure,” but he was soon back out on the road. He hosts a regular podcast of his journey (“Tom Green Van Life“), and his most recent vlog of his travels came from the desert hinterlands where he visited the mysterious Blythe Intaglios near the California/Arizona border, as well as some of the derelict and forlorn neighborhoods that dot the eerily beautiful and totally toxic shoreline of the Salton Sea at the southern end of the Coachella Valley.
Now, perhaps influenced by his months roaming around remote locales with no more than he can pack in his van, the Canadian-born Green has decided to part way with his longtime city digs in a quiet pocket of L.A.’s Hollywood Hills, a glass-walled midcentury pavilion set in the treetops high above a hairpin curve that tightly hugs the one-third acre property with wrap-around view across the San Fernando Valley.
Listed with Robyn Mitchell of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty at $2.3 million, the low-slung single-story home cost Green $1.475 million when he picked it up in late 2003, the year following his brief marriage to Drew Barrymore. (The erstwhile couple, who met on the set of “Charlie’s Angels, reunited last fall for the first time since their divorce on Barrymore’s eponymous daytime chat show.)