A classic 1920s Spanish villa near the entrance to Griffith Park in L.A.’s perennially popular Los Feliz neighborhood, owned by married showbizzers Shana Feste and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, has popped up for sale with Karen Lower at Compass with a $3.757 million price.
The couple, who both keep their hands in a number of professional pots, hope to turn a tidy profit on the desirably private hillside property that they picked up a bit more than eight years ago for $2.3 million. Since then, the entire property, including the landscaping, has been substantially revamped, updated and upgraded with a mind toward preserving the home’s unique charms and architectural details.
Kavanaugh-Jones, one of the producers on the 2019 film “Honey Boy,” and a 2020 Emmy winner as a producer on the HBO film “Bad Education,” is an uncommonly prolific film and television producer with more than half a dozen projects in various stages of production, including the upcoming Cara Delevingne and Machine Gun Kelly starring heist thriller “Punk.”
Feste wrote and directed “Country Strong” (2010), the 2014 remake of the 1981 blockbuster “Endless Love” and the twisted 2020 horror film “Run Sweetheart Run,” which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival but had its theatrical release thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (The film was acquired by Amazon for digital release.) Feste and her b.f.f., publishing executive Jen Besser, made productive use of their downtown during last year’s pandemic lockdowns to create the Demi Moore-starring podcast-format erotic drama “Dirty Diana” that was quickly picked up by Amazon for adaptation to a streaming series. Feste and Besser will also co-write a trio of novels based on the series.