Screenwriter and producer Adam Sztykiel, perhaps best known for films like the 2008 romcom “Made of Honor,” the mid-aughts NBC sitcom “Undateable,” and the Dwayne Johnson-starrer “Rampage,” is looking to write himself out of a bespoke Spanish-style estate in Los Angeles. Sztykiel and his wife, podcaster Ellie Knaus, paid $3.6 million for the property back in 2017, so they stand to turn a respectable profit on the house, should it sell for anywhere near the $4.4 million offer price.
Located on one of Los Feliz’s most desirable streets and sited just around the corner from Griffith Park, the Knaus-Sztykiel home was built in 1925 and sits proudly on a 10,851-square-foot lot teeming with verdant landscaping. Covered in smooth white stucco and topped with terracotta tiles, the residence has four bedrooms and 4.5 baths within about 4,000 square feet. Well-manicured privacy hedges and a gate separate the property from the street, while a mosaic-tiled fountain babbles away in the front yard. There’s also a detached two-car garage (with its own attached studio) plus a motorcourt with room for several additional vehicles.
The stunning, ornately carved wooden front door sets the real estate tone, and the house itself has been thoroughly updated but still carries echoes of the past. White walls, tall ceilings and hardwood floors are found throughout the interiors. The living room, entered via a large arched doorway, sports a whimsical blue, Spanish-tile fireplace that’s been paired with a minimalist black mantle. An arched window overlooks the front yard and its fountain.