Almost a year after David Greenbaum vacated Venice, selling his “Walk Streets” bungalow for $2.3 million, the powerhouse Hollywood executive — he’s the newly minted co-president of Searchlight Pictures — and his wife Jamie Kantrowitz have found a new place to call home, dropping $6.8 million on a 1920s English Tudor-style mansion in L.A.’s historic neighborhood of Hancock Park.
Per property records, the sellers were married couple Andrew Douglas and Lenore Thomas Douglas, he a director of the 2005 remake of “The Amityville Horror,” and she an actress and producer most known for “The Princess Diaries,” “The One Last Time” and “Southie.” The pair purchased the house back in 2013 for $3.4 million and recently completed an extensive renovation, with the sort of contemporary interior finishes that may disappoint purists but are what many moneyed buyers currently crave.
Built in 1925 and sited on a 0.41-acre parcel of land, the stately red brick house is highlighted by four bedrooms and five bathrooms in almost 6,000 square feet of living space. The sun-drenched interiors boast dark hardwood floors and original leaded windows throughout. A hand-carved wooden front door heads inside, where a grand foyer adorned with a restored magnesite-clad staircase opens to a fireside living room on one side and a dining room on the other.
Doubling as a movie theater is a mahogany-paneled parlor room, while handsome carved wood doors lead to a family room with a bespoke bar, coffered ceiling and French doors offering access to the backyard. There’s also an updated kitchen bedecked with custom black cabinetry, a center island that seats four and a breakfast nook.
All four of the home’s bedrooms can be found upstairs, including the sumptuous master retreat outfitted with a fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet and bathroom. Fully encased in tall hedges, the lushly landscaped backyard hosts a covered patio that can accommodate up to 18 for al fresco dining, along with a lounge area warmed by a brick fireplace and a sparkling pool flanked by an expansive patch of grass; a two-story guest house sports an ensuite bedroom upstairs, plus two bonus rooms on the lower level.
Greenbaum began his professional career as a production executive at Miramax Films in New York and London, and later joined Searchlight in 2010. The longtime head of production was recently promoted to co-president and now jointly runs the company with Matthew Greenfield.
Founded in 1994 as Fox Searchlight Pictures, the production juggernaut has been under the Disney umbrella since its acquisition by 21st Century Fox in 2019. Its titles have grossed more than $5 billion worldwide, and garnered five best-picture Oscars for “Nomadland,” “The Shape of Water,” “Birdman,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”