For the last 25 years, Nahnatchka Khan has been steadily working her way up the glittery ladder of showbiz success, first as a lowly assistant writer on “Malcolm in the Middle,” then to a bigger writing role — and even a coveted executive producer credits — on the seminal ’90s animated kids’ show “Pepper Ann.”
From there, Khan went on to create “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” which ran for two seasons, but the L.A. native — she was born in 1973 to Iranian immigrants — really didn’t hit her professional stride until 2015, when she created and executive produced “Fresh Off the Boat,” which showcased the fictionalized life of a Taiwanese-American family. The syndicated series received critical acclaim and ran for six seasons before wrapping last year; during the show’s run, Khan inked a multiyear production deal with 20th Century Fox TV (now Disney’s 20th Television unit) but ultimately departed in 2019 for an even more lucrative deal with Universal. Her latest creation is the Dwayne Johnson-starrer “Young Rock,” which premiered last month to generally positive reviews.
With great Tinseltown success comes the need for greatly luxurious residential circumstances, and so Khan has dumped nearly $5 million on an impressive new house with unobstructed views of the Hollywood sign. Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in a semi-remote cranny of the hills, well removed from the Sunset Strip’s bustle but close to numerous hiking trails, this place is a wee slice of serenity in a concrete jungle, if you will.
Built new last year in the now-ubiquitous “modern farmhouse” style, the 5,500-square-foot structure rings in with five ensuite bedrooms. Set high above the street, the house feels remarkably light and bright, thanks to an abundance of windows and vaulted ceilings throughout nearly every room, including the fireplace-equipped living room and a snazzy dining room, with its all-glass wine closet.