SELLER: Erin Daniels
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
SIZE: 1,795 square feet, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: She may have played a scissor sister on the long-ago canceled lesbianic drama The L Word but in real life actress Erin Daniels is a married heterosexual mother of one who, a little birdie told Your Mama, listed her renovated 1940s ranch-bungalow in the Hollywood Hills with an asking price of $925,000.
Since The L Word was axed in 2007 Miz Daniels has had a handful of small parts and recurring roles on a couple handfuls of television programs such as Zach and Miri Make a Porno, CSI: NY, Saving Grace and Swingtown. More recently she was briefly seen (among other places) in A Single Man, Rizzoli & Isles and Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean and her resume on the Internet Movie Data Base shows Miz Daniels has a number of film and television projects planned and/or in the hopper including the upcoming Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring about all those naughty-naughty, well-to-do suburban kids who made a nasty habit of burglarizing the Los Angeles area homes of celebs like Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom.
Long before she married her indie flick producer/post production executive (and baby daddy) Chris Uettwiller in 2008, property records show Miz Daniels purchased her house in the Hollywood Manor ‘hood in July 2000 for $575,000. Current listing information puts the renovated residence at a modest 1,795 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms while The Los Angeles County Tax Man shows a slightly smaller 1,662 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Make of those small (but important) discrepancies what you will.
A high, modern-minded fence fashioned from thin, horizontal wood slats surrounds the front yard and forms a private entry courtyard. A long and narrow entrance corridor connects the glass front door to a compact, L-shaped “formal” living and dining room with fireplace, oak floors, and one big window with a view of the front courtyard.
Miz Daniels and Mister Uettwiller clearly never met a piece of mid-century modern furniture they didn’t like (or buy) and, in addition to the baby grand piano covered with enough framed photographs to make even the most hardworking housekeeper groan with dusting fury, the room is chock full of iconic MCM pieces that include a cow hide covered LC4 chaise lounge by Le Corbusier, $3,855 new at Design Within Reach (DWR); a white leather and walnut Eames lounge and ottoman, $5,000+ at DWR; and a George Nelson saucer pendant light ($435 at DWR) hung over a round, marble-topped Eero Saarinen table ($3,200+ at DWR) ringed by a quartet of swoopy (and possibly vintage) Cherner armchairs chairs ($1,199 apiece new at DWR).
The oak floors continue in to the adjoining kitchen, outfitted with white, raised-paned cabinetry and frosted glass fronted uppers, white appliances, jet black granite counter tops. The kitchen has direct access to the attached 2-car garage as well as an adjacent office/study (convertible to third bedroom) with second, corner fireplace and attached pooper.
A wide opening in the living/dining room, a breakfast bar pass through in the kitchen and a standard doorway in the den/office all open to the primary living space, a decent-sized but hardly-huge family room with more oak floors, slightly pitched ceiling and long wall of floor-to-ceiling glass with access to an ipe wood dining deck and over-the-tree-tops view of the surrounding canyon towards Cahuenga Peak.
The two principal bedrooms flank a single hall bathroom with a lot of perfectly ordinary white tile and a separate soaking tub and stall shower. One bedroom has two walls of built-in book cases and drawers—in lieu, it seems, of a traditional closet and used to store the toys and clothes of Miz Daniels toddler—and the other, larger bedroom has windows on three walls for easy cross ventilation. An extra-wide set of pane-free French doors open to the aforementioned ipe wood deck at the back of the house.
A conveniently lighted stairway descends from the deck to a small grassy patch perfect for pooch piddling and a second set of (gated) steps connects to the lowest level of the back yard where there’s a long, rectangular swimming pool and a small, terraced vegetable garden. The Dr. Cooter notes there does not appear to be a spa on the property and Your Mama notes the glute-busting haul up from the pool to the house for anyone with a full bladder. We suspect Miz Daniels, Mister Uettwiller and/or at least a couple of their pool party pals have once or twice copped a squat in the bushes rather than hiked all the way up to the house to use the facility. Or maybe that we think such a thing says more about Your Mama’s booze-fueled laziness and the (un)couthiness of our social circle than anything else.
Whatever the case, other (low-wattage) celebrities who reside in the Hollywood Manor ‘hood include still blond 80s icon Morgan Fairchild, still platinum-haired 80s icon Brigitte Nielsen, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition carpenter Paul DiMeo who—as it turns out—currently has his 1927 Mediterranean two-family house in the Manor on the market for $1,135,000.
listing photos: Coldwell Banker / Beverly Hills South