Having significantly upgraded to a multimillion-dollar home earlier this year — more on that in a minute — TV writer/producer Liz Feldman has unsurprisingly put her modest if hardly inexpensive starter home in L.A.’s celeb-favored Los Feliz neighborhood up for grabs at $1.43 million.
A four-time Emmy winner as a writer and producer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” before she went on to create the short-lived NBC sitcom flop “One Big Happy” and then the popular Netflix series “Dead to Me,” Feldman purchased the updated 1940s traditional bungalow coming up on ten years ago for a tetch under $800,000. All but hidden behind a huge hedge amid lush foliage, the unassuming single-level residence measures in at just over 1,200 square feet, hardly bigger than a good-sized apartment, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The listing is held by Mark Mintz at Compass.
Cleared of personal belonging and staged for the selling process, the home showcases pale, refinished hardwood floors, chalky white walls and six-over-six-pane sash windows. A red brick fireplace dominates the light-filled living room, while a built-in banquette makes optimal use of the pint-sized adjoining dining area and the galley kitchen sports a mix of white marble and butcher block counters, snow-white cabinetry offset with open shelving and an adjacent laundry room that has direct access to the backyard. Guest bedrooms are simple and functional, while the main bedroom, painted a steely shade of grey, has a small en-suite bathroom and French doors that open to the backyard.
A gated driveway leads to the detached garage, part of which has been converted to a home office complete with built-in desk space and floor-to-ceiling shelving. The .11-acre parcel doesn’t allow for too much of a backyard, and this one offers little more than a patchy swath of grass and a semi-circular concrete patio beneath overgrown bottlebrush trees strung with fairy lights that add charm and romance.
Married since 2013 to indie rock musician Rachael Cantu, named last year to The Hollywood Reporter’s “50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood,” and, as of last year, signed to a lucrative multi-year overall deal with Netflix, Feldman’s new home reflects her skyrocketing success. Purchased for $4.75 million from screenwriter/producer Adam Sztykiel, creator of the NBC sitcom “Undateable” and a writer on the 2018 blockbuster “Rampage,” and located along one of the most desirable streets in the Los Feliz neighborhood, the fashionably updated 1920s Spanish Colonial sits behind gates with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in a tad more than 4,000 square feet.