That didn’t take very long. After less than three months on the market, Jason Segel—he of How I Met Your Mother and Freaks and Geeks fame—managed to get just a bit less than the asking price on his Los Feliz hideaway. The 1,926-square-foot multi-story sold for $1.525 million.
Built in the 1930s and renovated during Segel’s stay, the home has four bedrooms, three baths, a wine cellar and a separate garage studio. The unassuming gray façade is tucked behind a row of hedges, but it’s the back of the house where the home’s personality shines, with a wide, columned veranda sporting an outdoor kitchen against a bamboo-adorned wall and a staircase leading to a second-level balcony. Beneath all this is a thatched-brick patio with a fire pit and multiple seating areas.
White-painted beams and vaulted plank ceilings make for a spacious living room, which opens through French doors onto the upper balcony, complete with outdoor dining area. Reclaimed barn wood constitutes the built-in living space’s built-in shelving, and also surrounds a fireplace.
An informal dining room sits off the kitchen, which has tile counters and white cabinets. The paneled home office is painted a lively shade of reddish pink, while the master suite includes a private terrace and a brightly painted bathroom with a unique arched shower and a soaking tub. Segel purchased the house about a year ago from Joel Stein, a former Los Angeles Times columnist and long-time contributor to Time Magazine.
Segel’s most recent project was last year’s The End of the Tour, in which he played late American novelist David Foster Wallace. He is attached to next year’s The Discovery, a sci-fi romance starring Robert Redford and Rooney Mara.