Evidently gunning for the title of “Hardest Working Man in Showbiz,” comedian-actor-writer-producer-musician Fred Armisen never seems to have less than a dozen projects in various stages of development at any given time. A cursory glance at his IMDB page shows the “SNL” vet and “Portlandia” co-creator currently juggling duties as musical director for “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” writing and producing for HBOMax’s “Los Espookys” and Hulu’s “This Fool,” and acting in multiple vehicles, including Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams Family spin-off series “Wednesday,” where he plays Uncle Fester.
Given his frenetic schedule, not to mention the general inclination of showbiz types toward frequent buying-and-selling practices, one might expect that Armisen would have ants in his pants when it comes to real estate as well. Thus it came as something of a surprise to us to discover that the Mississippi-born, Long Island-bred performer has owned the Los Feliz residence he just put up for sale since 2016, a fairly lengthy stretch by Hollywood standards.
Located in the winding hills just outside Griffith Park, in a section where residents frequently capture Ring camera footage of the park’s celebrity mountain lion, P-22, casually strolling by, the English Tudor-style home was built in 1926; according to the Los Feliz Improvement Association’s property survey, it was the first house completed on its hill.
Sporting a red brick façade and multi-gabled roof, the updated two-story home contains five bedrooms and four bathrooms within its approximately 3,500 square feet. On the entry level is a spacious living room with oak floors, a steeply pitched ceiling, dentilated crown moldings, a tiled fireplace, and French doors that open to a front courtyard landscaped with pebbles and paving stones. Adjacent to the living room is the formal dining room, which features coved ceilings and stylish celedon wallpaper in a windowpane pattern that creates a witty visual interplay with the extended bank of French doors that line the front-facing side of the room. More greenery, punctuated by a bolt of Yves Klein blue from the Bertazzoni range, follows in the kitchen, which flows into a semi-circular breakfast nook with built-in banquette and sizable bay window.
Rounding out the main level are three bedrooms, two of which are primary suites with recent vintage bathrooms appointed with dual vanities and separate tubs and showers. Two other bedrooms and one bathroom are downstairs, along with a family room and petite den.
The listing is light on exterior photos but there looks to be a few discrete brick patios and landscaped garden spaces on the 6,771-square-foot spread’s grounds. Other features include a two-car garage, copper plumbing, and an EV car charging station.
Having picked up the property for about $2.03 million six years ago, the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning entertainer is putting it back down with a $3.495 million price tag. The Agency’s Laura Stupsker has the listing.