He first appeared on the silver screen as a baby in his mother’s cult-favorite 1987 comedy “Overboard,” and her first acting job was burping in a voice-over commercial. Decades later they met, in 2015, on the set of “Folk Hero & Funny Guy,” a road movie for which they both received positive acknowledgements, though few saw the film.
They had a baby last year, then earlier this year sealed the deal for a $5.4 million Monterey Colonial in Santa Monica. Now, married actors Wyatt Russell and Meredith Hagner have hoisted their boho Spanish bungalow in a plum pocket of L.A.’s popular Studio City on the market with by Robert Kallick and Laura Marchetti of Compass at a caterpillar’s breath under $2.4 million.
A former professional ice hockey player turned actor, Russell recently starred as the new Captain America on the Disney+ and Marvel Studios series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” while Hagner is best known for her spot-on portrayal of birdbrained actress Portia Davenport on the dark and absurd HBO series “Search Party.”
The outdoorsy couple, who tool around the country on month-long sojourns in a stylishly customized Mercedes Sprinter van, paid not quite $1.7 million for the San Fernando Valley property in early 2019, six or so months before they were married, in Aspen, at the home of Russell’s parents, Hollywood royals Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
Built in 1937, set on a slight rise, and all but invisible from the street behind secured gates, high walls and dense foliage, the fetching and somewhat unconventionally laid-out three-bedroom and two-and-a-half-bath bungalow oozes with relaxed charm and rustic eclecticism. Antique carved-wood support beams line the front porch, deep purple window trim stands out against the terra-cotta stucco exterior, wooden screen doors cover French doors, and an outdoor soaking tub sits just outside the primary bedroom.
Other highlights of the 2,440-square-foot bungalow include wood-beamed ceilings punctuated by numerous skylights and a mix of wood and terra-cotta tile floors. The living room spans a generous 400+ square feet; the vibrantly tiled kitchen’s informal dining area sports built-in banquette seating; the arched fireplace in the family room, one of three in the house, is set into a curved white stucco wall with an asymmetrical quartet of display niches and colorful tile shards embedded in the hearth.
Like the house, the private and grassy backyard is a low-key cornucopia of relaxed bohemianism, with a chiminea-warmed dining terrace shaded by a wisteria-draped pergola, a dark-bottom swimming pool and spa, a built-in barbecue, and an itty-bitty one-room casita.
The steeped-in-showbiz couple clearly wanted their new home in Santa Monica Canyon with enough ardency that it cost them, according to online records, more than $600,000 above the asking price. The impeccably restored and updated four-bedroom residence blends original architectural details with modern creature comforts, and offers a long brick driveway where they can park the new Sprinter van they commissioned to accommodate the itchy-footed pair and their new baby.