Playwright and actress Sarah Jones is perhaps best known for her one-person Broadway “Bridge & Tunnel” and her fantastical impressions, but now the talented theater star has composed the next new exciting chapter in her life — she recently picked up a stunning new Beachwood Canyon home for nearly $1.5 million. It’s perhaps no surprise that the Tony Award-winning New Yorker has now gone Hollywood; last year, the stage veteran signed with UTA and is currently developing her most recent stage production, 2016’s critically heralded “Sell/Buy/Date,” into a documentary.
Situated just west of Griffith Park, Beachwood Canyon enjoys unspoiled views of the Hollywood Sign and — from higher up on the hillsides — the entire L.A. basin. Area residents enjoy tranquil natural surroundings that feel like an oasis in the bustle of Tinseltown, though the neighborhood is also conveniently close to all the big city L.A. attractions.
Jones’ updated bungalow, which has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in about 2,000 square feet, is located in lower Beachwood Canyon on a side street crowded with similar multi-level houses and apartment buildings. Originally constructed in 1962, the property has been extensively updated to fit the whims and wants of a modern buyer. Inside, sunlight streams in through many big-picture windows, skylights and floor-to-ceiling sliders, illuminating the home’s open floor plan and daffodil-yellow walls.
The great room, which contains combo living and dining areas, boasts a strikingly double-sided stone fireplace. The kitchen is separated from the living area via a pony wall and is decked out with all of the latest appliances. Secluded in its own private wing, the master bedroom is almost entirely wood-paneled. An accompanying master bath has all the necessary amenities expected of a luxury home including Jack-and-Jill sinks, a sizable garden tub and a spacious walk-in shower. There’s also a private balcony overlooking the street.
Outside, the spread brings some of the natural charm of Beachwood right onto the property. The space is sequestered off from other homes by bright green walls, while tall stalks of bamboo give off boho-chic vibes and make things feel more private. Though the backyard itself isn’t particularly big, there is a large tiled patio space next to the home that would make the perfect place to host a dinner party — or to deliver a riveting monologue!
The listing was held by Marije Kruythoff and Letty Vermeulen Hernandez of Aspire Los Angeles. Bruce Urena of Compass represented the buyer.