With just a little spit and polish, this place could be one of the brightest stars in the Hollywood Hills! Located near the Cahuenga Pass area, the slick midcentury modern just popped onto the market for only the third time ever, asking a speck below $3 million.
The seller is Logan Levy — an executive producer best known for the films “Billionaire Boys Club” and “Dallas Buyers Club” — who purchased the place back in October 2018 for just under $1.4 million. Originally crafted in the early 1950s, and built for Cecil B. DeMille’s boom operator Cecil Gardiner and his wife Mary Jane by USC School of Architecture student Alvin H. Galpert, the post-and-beam structure has since been updated and expanded in keeping with the architect’s original design.
Three bedrooms and four baths can be found in just over 2,100 square feet of open-plan living space bedecked throughout with slate and wood cork floors, tongue-and-groove ceilings, wood-paneling, built-ins and vintage light fixtures. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and clerestory windows provide a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.
Nestled amid a compact 0.14-acre parcel of land situated near Universal Studios, the property is tucked away behind a wall and wide driveway that empties into a one-car garage with a new electric charger. A gate opens to the covered entryway, with a bright-blue front leading into a foyer.
Highlights include a family room boasting an integrated seating area adorned with a marigold-hued sofa and living room sporting a brick-inlay fireplace next to a wet bar. An adjacent dining area connects to the snazzy kitchen, which is outfitted with orange Formica countertops, a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator, mint-condition Western Holly oven and cabinetry finished with antique chrome hardware.
The spacious master bedroom offers a walk-in closet, as well as a bath with dual vanities and a soaking tub, while a private secondary suite can be accessed via its own entrance. Outdoors, the newly landscaped grounds hold a pool and spa flanked by a sundeck, an infrared sauna and a pergola that’s ideal for al fresco entertaining.