Nick Antosca made his Hollywood mark by creating and producing horror series like Syfy’s “Channel Zero” and Netflix’s “Brand New Cherry Flavor,” but his new Los Angeles home is decidedly less scary than his work. Unless you’re subject to vertigo, as the half-acre property features panoramic views that sweep over Lake Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign and a bounty of local hiking trails from its perch in the Hollywood Hills.
If this particular house looks vaguely familiar, it’s probably because the place was leased for some time to Jay Shetty, the former Hindu monk who is now a famous podcaster and influencer. While living at the property, Shetty and his wife Radhi Devlukia Shetty displayed the home on their popular social media accounts and frequently entertained high-profile guests on the premises, though the couple have since bought their own $8.4 million mansion elsewhere in the hills.
Perched on a steep ridge just above Beachwood Canyon, the compound-style estate features a main house and a detached two-car garage with additional living space upstairs. Antosca and his wife, writer/director Alexandra Pechman, acquired the property for $5.9 million in an off-market deal — a big number for the neighborhood, though the house had once been listed for as much as $7.9 million.
Speaking of the structure itself, it was originally built in 1955 but underwent a complete transformation a few years ago. Now a full-fledged mansion, with six bedrooms and 6.5 baths in well over 6,000 square feet, the expanded house was inspired by a fusion of “Japanese and traditional architecture,” per old listings. Charmingly obscured from the street by a wall and bougainvillea-covered gate, the open-concept home features natural materials — Nigerian obeche wood, imported mahogany and California stone, plus semi-transparent sliding doors, which filter in natural light and are meant to evoke Japan’s iconic paper-paned Shoji doors.
Some of the unique interior choices may not be to everyone’s personal taste, including the black ribboned stone and angular cabinetry in the striking kitchen. But the house is undeniably stylish and desirable, with walls of glass displaying unstoppable views, multiple terraces and patios, and rich detailing throughout. All six of the home’s bedrooms sport full ensuite bathrooms, and out back lies an infinity pool surrounded by lush trees for privacy.
Antosca, 39, has been a prolific screenwriter since the mid-2000s, but it was 2016’s “Channel Zero” that really catapulted him to a new level of prominence. In recent years, he’s also co-created the Hulu limited series “The Act” and is set to create, write and produce Peacock’s upcoming “A Friend of the Family” drama miniseries. He also produced 13 episodes of the horror series “Hannibal” and co-created the Hulu miniseries “Candy,” based on the real-life Candy Montgomery. The New Orleans native owns his own production company, Eat the Cat.
Before buying their big new Hollywood home, Antosca and Pechman resided in L.A.’s Glendale neighborhood, where back in May the couple sold off their $2 million starter home.