Jamie Patricof is swapping one historic Los Angeles neighborhood for another. Property records reveal the Emmy-winning film and TV producer (“I Know This Much is True,” “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” “The Accountant,” “Blue Valentine”) and his model-turned-entrepreneur wife Kelly Sawyer have plunked down nearly $8 million for a sprawling, fully updated Hancock Park estate. Meanwhile, the couple’s former home — a charming one-story gem tucked away in the city’s Sunset Square neighborhood — is currently on the market, asking $3.9 million.
A New York native, Patricof heads up L.A.-based Electric City Entertainment and Hunting Lane Films. He’s also the son of private-equity mogul Alan Patricof and Edythe Susan Patricof, sister of New York real estate investor/philanthropist Craig Hatkoff, who had a hand in launching the Tribeca Film Festival. A former model, Sawyer is co-founder of Baby2Baby, a nonprofit that provides diapers, clothing and other basic necessities to needy children.
Originally built in 1924, the couple’s newly acquired Hancock Park home was previously owned by media executive Luke McDonough and his interior designer wife Ruthie Sommers; the pair purchased the place way back in 2007 for just $2 million and have comprehensively updated it since then. Nestled on more than a third of an acre behind gates, the traditional home offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms in a little over 4,400 square feet of living space, plus glitzy amenities like a parlor room with a bespoke bar.
Hidden behind hedges and a gated driveway, and fronted by a big lawn dotted with mature trees, the two-story white stucco home boasts a stately arched and columned entryway that opens into a sun-drenched hallway. From there, sets of French doors lead to various outdoor patios, while a formal living room stuns with herringbone oak floors and de Gournay wallpaper. A stylish kitchen next to a family room is outfitted with high-end Thermador appliances and a marble-topped island.