Actors Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus picked up a rather unique home in the hills above Sunset—this 1926-built piece of old Hollywood, which borrows a few cues from European castle architecture and has been given a contemporary interior renovation.
The 7,732 square-footer is ensconced in a .4-acre lot that is populated thickly with mature trees. Frequently, the trees frame the city views beautifully; the vista from the balcony off the dining room is a superb example of the way the property exerts its own period feel within the context of contemporary Los Angeles.
Wide-plank satin-finished hardwood and steel-framed windows and doors always make for a refined, tastefully unpretentious, and timelessly warm combination, especially given a generally white canvas of walls and ceilings, and the way they affect this home presents no exception to the rule. Standout spaces include the step-down living room with a minimalist fireplace accent wall, the urbane kitchen and dayroom, and the turret staircase.
The exterior is as uniquely period, with a secluded lawn and pool, and a tiled outdoor kitchen and dining area each contributing much to the whole.
At $8.5 million, the purchase was something of a coup for Reedus and Kruger. The previous owner had to shell out $12 million for it barely 18 months ago.