Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, this former Hollywood Hills hunting cabin comes complete with art glass windows crafted by the famed architect himself and later culled from a reception hall, along with a wood staircase hearkening to the designer’s love for Japanese woodblock prints. But perhaps more interesting — if you’re into celebs more than iconic architects, that is — are the home’s many former superstar occupants, which supposedly have included the likes of actors Daniel Craig, Robert Downey Jr. and Ian McKellen. Now you have the chance to call the place your own, provided you’ve got just shy of $2.4 million.
Currently owned by Australian director Gregor Jordan (“Buffalo Soldiers,” “Two Hands,” “Unthinkable”) and his New Zealand actress wife Simone Kessell (“Terra Nova,” “Of Kings and Prophets”), the quirky yet charming pre-Craftsman residence in the Hollywood Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles has undergone a litany of updates since the couple purchased it in 2014 for just over $1 million. Among them: a new Viking stove and range gracing an updated kitchen sporting forest-green cabinetry, coupled with fresh light fixtures, decks and travertine courtyard tiles.
Originally built in 1921, the three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom property features 2,310 square feet of eclectic living space on two levels filled with rich Douglas fir paneling, soaring ceilings and an enormous Noguchi moon pendant that, according to an article in Dwell, was gifted to the pair by close friend Heath Ledger. Other highlights include a sun-drenched living room boasting a soaring wood-paneled ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the aforementioned Wright-designed windows and Noguchi globe, plus a loft space that serves as a library.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a family room hosting a two-way fireplace added in the ’60s and a fireside dining area, and there’s also a sunroom and a bright pink powder room. The primary bedroom features a bath clad in green mosaic tile, as well as a lounging deck offering up city and canyon views, while a den/office opens to oasis-like grounds holding a hot tub and a barbecue adorned in Heath ceramic tile.
The listing is held by Denise Hamilton and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Realty.