The designer-updated vintage home of filmmaker and Tinseltown royal Christopher Landon, best known for his work in the slasher and horror-comedy genres, is anything but a horror show, or a laughing matter.
The fifth child of the second marriage of late “Little House on the Prairie” and “Highway to Heaven” star Michael Landon, who had nine children all together, the younger Landon and his partner Cody Morris quietly acquired the handsome and meticulously maintained property, in L.A.’s historic Windsor Square neighborhood, in a clandestine off-market deal a bit more than four and half years ago for almost $4.9 million; they now have it back on the market with Jenna Cooper of Compass at just below $6.5 million.
Fronted by a plush lawn and mature trees, the 1930s traditional sports pointed gables and a clapboard-clad second floor atop a rusticated and white-washed brick base. Updated with extraordinary attention to detail and a modern lifestyle in mind, the not quite 3,900-square-foot home’s not-exactly-traditional layout provides several living and entertaining spaces, along with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. A detached two-car garage of about 480 square feet has been converted to additional living space, with antique brick-paved floor, a high-end kitchenette, and a bathroom with an outside entrance that makes it convenient to the pool.
Highlights of the stylishly dressed home include a cobalt painted living room with an over-sized fireplace, a pint-sized office off the foyer, and a roomy walk-in bar. Stretching across the full-width of the back of the house, the 45-foot-long great room comprises a gourmet kitchen arranged around a huge island, a dining area with French doors to the yard, and a family room.
Upstairs there’s a second-floor lounge with en suite bath and two guest bedrooms that share a glammed-up Jack-and-Jill bath, while the principle bedroom offers a spacious pair of walk-in closets and a gleaming bath decked out with a trough-style soaking tub and a small balcony.
A huge deck wraps around the great room, and steps down to a serene backyard. Between the guesthouse and the tile-accented swimming pool and spa, which are nicely outfitted with an automated cover, there’s a manicured carpet of deeply watered and evenly mown grass.
Landon, who previously owned a home about Laurel Canyon that was sold in 2018 for $3.1 million, is best known for writing and/or directing the 2007 psychological thriller “Disturbia,” several of the found footage supernatural horror series “Paranormal Activity,” and the hugely successful low-budget horror comedy “Happy Death Day,” along with its sequel, “Happy Death Day 2U.” In 2020, he released the Vince Vaughn-starring slasher comedy “Freaky,” and he currently serves as a producer for the upcoming horror film “My Best Friend’s Exorcism,” based on the 2016 Grady Hendrix novel of the same name.