Alexis Martin Woodall signed on to work for television dynamo Ryan Murphy nearly twenty years ago, as a production assistant on his early hit show “Nip/Tuck,” and she steadily rose through the company ranks to become an executive producer for a slew of Murphy’s blockbuster series, including “Glee,” “American Crime Story” and “Pose.”
When promoted to President of Ryan Murphy Productions a bit more than two years ago, Murphy described his longtime co-worker and friend as “a true creative force” and “one of the secret ingredients tantamount to my works.” As president she remains not only an influential hands-on executive producer on all of Murphy’s TV and film productions but also manages Murphy’s burgeoning constellation of Netflix titles, including “The Politician, “Ratched,” and “Hollywood.”
Her endeavors have not only earned her the accolades of her boss but also three Emmys (plus ten other nominations) and now, according to tax records, the wherewithal for her and husband David Woodall to upgrade their residential circumstances to a nearly $4 million home in L.A.’s historic and tony Windsor Square neighborhood.
Built in 1923 along a wide, quiet street lined with mature palms and historic homes fronted by manicured lawns, the unconventionally asymmetrical residence is loaded with vintage charm. Along with high ceilings and rift-cut oak floorboards, there are elaborate moldings, crystal doorknobs, a fancifully embellished fireplace in the living room, and lots of stained-glass.
In classic style, formal living and dining rooms flank the slender entrance hall. Both rooms showcase privacy-enhancing leaded- and stained-glass windows — there’s a more colorful, floral-patterned stained-glass window on the stair landing, while the breakfast room and adjoining den sport grey and white checkerboard linoleum floors that run into the fully updated and tidily maintained if not particularly spacious or especially high end kitchen.
There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms in the two-story main house and another bedroom and bath, plus a kitchenette, in a two-room poolside guest house that’s discreetly tucked behind the detached two-car garage. (The sellers used the guesthouse’s main room as a combo media lounge and library with a large flat-screen TV surrounded by books.) The primary suite, with walk-in closet and marble bath, is on the main floor and one of the two upstairs bedrooms opens into a sunroom with a soaring, wood-clad cathedral ceiling.
Hemmed in by tall hedges that all but blot out neighboring homes, the backyard doesn’t include a single blade of grass. What it does have are large, sun-splashed concrete and brick terraces, verdant clumps of mature plantings, and a simple rectangular swimming pool with an automated pool cover.