Prolific French film producer and sales agent Nicolas Chartier has recently cut the price of his Hollywood Hills starter house to a sliver under $1.6 million. The modest property is listed with Mia Cottet at Sotheby’s International Realty.
Located in the upper reaches of the historic Hollywood Dell neighborhood, and initially listed two months ago at close to $2.3 million, the humble bungalow was acquired by Chartier for about one million dollars back in 2007, the year before he won an Oscar for “The Hurt Locker.”
Original details can still be found throughout the late-1940s home that sits on a mostly flat, pint-sized parcel along a secluded canyon road just south of Lake Hollywood. In addition to the four bedrooms, one flooded with natural light thanks to a large skylight, and the three bathrooms, one of which sports peachy-pink vintage ceramic tile work, the casual retreat includes an ample step-down living room with fireplace and exposed beam ceiling, a snug separate dining room, and simply updated kitchen.
The living room, the kitchen and one of the bedrooms open to the low maintenance and drought considering pea-graveled U-shaped yard that wraps around the back of the house. With room to add a small pool, the backyard offers several citrus and avocado trees, along with vibrant sprays of bougainvillea. Nestled into the slope at the back of the property, an elevated deck is backed by a towering wall of ivy.
Once upon a time a janitor at Disneyland Paris, Chartier has long owned a much larger and more extravagant contemporary home above Lake Hollywood that was acquired through a corporate entity in 2015 for more than $9.9 million from actor and investor Ashton Kutcher.
Chartier has produced dozens of films through his L.A.-based film and distribution concern, Voltage Pictures. Some of the many feature films brought to the screen by Chartier and his production/distribution company include “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Fathers and Daughters,” “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” and “Ava.”