Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis picked up a sweetheart of a residence in Silver Lake late last month. The two actors paid $3.49 million for the 1920’s Spanish colonial-style, which is situated about a block from the reservoir.
With an exterior boasting textured stucco, roof tiles, a second-floor terrace, and a uniquely expressive recessed entryway, the house is intensely period, and a bit of a shameless charmer. The 2,833 square feet of interiors are far more reserved. They show sensitive renovations toward a Scandinavian-inspired living style, but also just the right amount of flash.
The living style is purist, and very open to interpretation; the occasional wall niche and soft arch suggest the home’s style and period, but otherwise they’re uncluttered by flourish, and only off-white, black accents, and the muted finish of newer floors in the current fashion style augment.
The living room boasts a magnificently understated contemporary Southwest modern fireplace. The contemporary European-inspired kitchen’s clean, natural wood tones, simple tile and pendants, built-ins, and unpretentious island allow the chic stove full expression.
The home’s four bedrooms and 3.5 baths culminate in a master suite which opens to the second-floor terrace; Saltillo tile and a solid balustrade provide plenty of warmth and privacy. The master bath is a masterpiece of reticence: meditative, cool, and illuminated by a half-moon window.
Wilde’s directorial debut—this year’s feature ‘Booksmart’—yielded big profits, and critical acclaim too; Sudeikis had a supporting role in the film.