It was snitchy real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak who first let us know that action and horror movie specialist James Wan — the co-creator of the epic “Saw” franchise — slapped a ballsy but, given the currently electrified high-end market in Los Angeles, probably not unrealistic $13.75 million pricetag on a modern-minded, Mediterranean-style ranch house high above the Sunset Strip that he purchased (via trust) just a year ago for $9,726,500.
The refurbished, circa 1962 residence sprawls across on a mostly flat, 0.62-acre pad on a coveted cul-de-sac in the so-called Bird Streets ’hood, where it feels like John Audubon was allowed to name all the thoroughfares. The single-story house measures in at 4,818 square feet, with open-concept main living areas, a fireplace-warmed media lounge and a clean-lined kitchen with high-grade finishes and a triple-wide center island. Listing details note five bedrooms and six full and two half bathrooms, including a city-view master with fireplace and sleek en suite, as well as a self-contained guest unit and a separate pavilion kitted out in listing photos as a combination gym and office.
A series of glass sliders open the rear of the house to a large terrace with outdoor fireplace, classic kidney-shaped swimming pool, spa and outdoor kitchen/bar with built-in grill, pizza oven and a dramatic lighting scheme. Due to its high perch, the house and outdoor entertainment areas have unfettered, big-money views that — on a clear day — stretch across the whole of Los Angeles from Downtown to the ocean.
listing photos: Keller Williams