Having made a significant upgrade late last year to a grand Italian Renaissance mansion in L.A.’s swank if somewhat under-the-radar Fremont Place enclave, Archie Comics COO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has put his house-sized townhouse condo in a fabled 1920s complex in the foothills above Hollywood, near the base of Runyon Canyon, on the market at $2.4 million.
The “Glee” and “Supergirl” alum, an accomplished playwright and veteran comic book writer who developed the Archie Comics-based “Riverdale” series, its spinoff “Katy Keene,” and the supernatural horror series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” purchased the historic residence not quite five years ago for $1.86 million.
Once the home to Margaret Hamilton — best remembered for her frightening portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West in the original “Wizard of Oz,” the triplex unit is one of just five villas secreted behind a high wall amid lush gardens. At the center of the boutique complex, a communal courtyard has an egg-shaped swimming pool and a Old Hollywood row of open-air cabanas. The largest villa in the complex, and a reasonable alternative to a single family home, the multilevel townhouse measures in at just over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and lots of private outdoor space.