Over two decades ago, veteran film and TV producer Liza Chasin bought a 1930s home along the Wilshire Corridor of Los Angeles. She and her husband Matthew Velkes, also in the entertainment industry, subsequently enlisted Abramson Teiger Architects to embark upon an extensive renovation and expansion. Completed in 2001, the result is a sleekly designed modern residence featuring spacious living areas complemented by floor-to-ceiling walls of glass offering a seamless indoor-outdoor atmosphere.
Now, after co-producing the blockbuster action-adventure comedy “The Lost City,” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, Chasin is seeking a change of scenery. So her Westwood digs have popped up on the market, asking a smidge under $5.5 million; she and Velkes paid “just” $965,000 for the place back in 1998.
Tucked away on less than a quarter-acre parcel wrapped in greenery, the white stucco and wood-accented structure is fronted by an attached two-car garage. Four bedrooms and 4.5 baths are filtered throughout a little more than 3,800 square feet of minimalistic, sun-drenched living space on two levels adorned with light hardwood floors, clerestory windows and skylights, and copious built-in furnishings.
Highlights include a skylit entry hall that flows into an open-concept living/dining room featuring a linear fireplace and a massive wood-framed glass door that opens to the grassy backyard. A gourmet kitchen is outfitted with sleek cabinetry, a butcher block-topped island and high-end stainless appliances, and connects to a casual eating area and family room sporting an integrated wall unit. Sliding glass doors spill out to a patio crafted specifically for al fresco dining and entertaining.
Four ensuite bedrooms can be found on the upper level, accessible via a simple wood staircase, including a master retreat accessorized with a built-in bed frame, fireside sitting area and walk-in closet. A book-matched marble bath has dual vanities, a large oval soaking tub and glass-encased steam shower. As for the private, hedge-lined backyard, it holds a lap pool flanked by a cozy TV-equipped cabana.
Chasin, founder and president of 3dot Productions, is currently working on developing a Netflix feature film based on Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2017 bestselling novel, “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” as well as the Netflix limited series “Anatomy of a Scandal,” with Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery. Previous credits include “Les Misérables,” “About a Boy” and “Darkest Hour.”
Tori Horowitz of Compass serves as the listing agent.