More than a decade ago, Andrew Rona bought a cozy oasis perched in the expensive Birds Streets neighborhood of Los Angeles. Now the film producer — best known for his work on “Scream” and “Scary Movie” — has decided to fly the roost, hoisting the property back onto the market for a speck under $5.5 million — about $1.7 million more than he paid for the place back in 2010.
Originally built in the 1950s, the premises did undergo an extensive redo during Rona’s tenure at the hands of L.A.-based designer Oliver M. Furth, who is known for his expertise in historic decorative arts and contemporary collectible design. Described in the listing as “the quintessential California residence,” the airy home features three bedrooms — each opening to its own private outdoor space — along with a vividly wallpapered guest unit with full bath resting atop the attached two-car garage.
Nestled on a woodsy parcel spanning over a quarter-acre of land, the beigish stucco structure is protected by security cameras and fronted by a gated courtyard. Inside, stylishly preened interiors are feathered throughout with rustic hardwood floors, high wood-beamed ceilings and seamless indoor-outdoor environs. There’s also a Crestron home-automation system.
A sky-lit entrance foyer flows to a colorfully hued dining room, which sports a stacked-stone fireplace, starburst chandelier and doors spilling outside. A living room is bathed in natural light courtesy of skylights and expansive glass sliders, and the windowed kitchen is outfitted with a wood-clad eat-in peninsula topped with a trio of vintage-style pendant lights, wine fridge, high-end stainless appliances and an adjoining breakfast nook.
Other highlights include an expansive master retreat jazzed up with a luxe bath boasting a built-in soaking tub, walk-in shower and access to the secluded backyard, which hosts a fully equipped kitchen and raised spa with water flowing into the pool below. Several fireside locales also are ideal for al fresco lounging and entertaining.
The listing is held by Justin P. Huchel and Drew Fenton of Carolwood Estates.