Having some time ago upgraded to a substantially larger home in the San Fernando Valley, Hollywood scion Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, co-creators, writers, producers and showrunners of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” series, which ended in 2020 after seven seasons, have hoisted their former home, near L.A.’s Larchmont Village, up for sale at nearly $1.85 million.
Listed with Michael Peters of Digs & Dwellings, the just slightly more than 1,900-square-foot home, a character-filled 1920 California bungalow on a leafy block lined with similarly modest if by-no-means inexpensive bungalows, was acquired by Whedon and Tancharoen in 2013, right around the time “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” premiered to great fanfare and big audiences, for $1.16 million.
Carefully updated to preserve original architectural details, the three-bedroom and two-bath home features lustrous oak floorboards, arched doorways, thick moldings and wood-trimmed sash windows. High-tech upgrades include central heat and air, a reverse osmosis system for drinking water, in-ceiling speakers, and a security system.
The fireplace in the living room has been given a simple and generically modern travertine marble surround, while the adjoining dining room has been opened up to the up-to-date kitchen that sports vintage-style hardware on faux-aged dark-wood cabinets. Both average-sized guest bedrooms have French door access to the outside — one to the terrace the fronts the house, the other to the backyard — as does the main bedroom that also includes a windowed walk-in closet and a marble-accented, all-white bathroom.
A long, gated drive runs up alongside the house to a detached two-car garage at the rear of the property that’s been converted to additional living space with wet bar. French doors open the flexible space to the fairly compact backyard that comprises a spacious tiled dining terrace, a pint-sized patch of evenly green faux-grassing, and a built-in fire pit with built-in banquette seating.
Tancharoen and Whedon, grandson of 1950s TV screenwriter John Whedon, son of screenwriter Tom Whedon (“Alice,” “Golden Girls,” “It’s a Living”) and brother to screenwriters Zach Whedon (“Southland,” “In Treatment”) and Joss Whedon, the latter the lauded creator of the cult-favorite TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” as well as a co-creator of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” have relocated to the once unsung and nowadays pretty popular and increasinging expensive Valley Village area of the San Fernando Valley where in early 2019 they shelled out close to $2.65 million for a 4,800-square-foot neo-Mediterranean home with five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a swimming pool in the grassy backyard.