This one time, in Los Angeles (but not at band camp), Chris Weitz — probably best known for working alongside his brother Paul on the comedy films “American Pie” and “About a Boy” — picked up a fairly snazzy house. Records show the Hollywood director, screenwriter and producer just doled out $7.7 million — a speck over the asking price — for a residence in the coveted Alphabet Streets section of Pacific Palisades.
Built new from the ground up last year, and tucked away behind an attached two-car garage and a heavily landscaped front yard, the imposing dark brown and wood-sided structure features six bedrooms and seven baths. There’s a little more than 5,000 square feet of three-level living space, which is adorned throughout with a mix of blonde hardwood and tile floors, plus decorative accent walls and ceilings.
Garnering attention on the main level is an entrance hallway leading into an open-concept floorpan showcasing a fireside living room sporting built-in shelving and cabinetry. A dining area and family room flank the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with custom cabinetry, a quartz-topped eat-in island, top-tier Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, and a cozy breakfast nook with bench seating. The entire area opens via floor-to-ceiling glass sliders to a partially shaded wood deck and patio with a fire-pit-that are ideal for al fresco dining and lounging.
A floating staircase heads upstairs, where three ensuite bedrooms include a light-filled master retreat resting beneath an exposed wood-beam ceiling, and hosting a private balcony and walk-in closet, along with a spa-like bath holding dual vanities, a large soaking tub and standalone shower. A wet bar-equipped screening room and an office/studio space can be found on the bottom level; and outdoors, the private and tree-lined backyard packs in a barbecue island and an oversized spa.
In addition to his new Palisades house, Weitz still owns a $5 million oceanfront Malibu getaway he bought way back in 2008.