The Los Angeles home of actor Armie Hammer is back this winter with a price cut, but it may be already gone.
Hammer initially listed the property in the early autumn of last year, asking $5.8 million. The 1927-built English Tudor has been priced at a shadow under $5 million since before the high holidays, and it is now listed in pending status.
The home’s façade—with half-timbered stucco, lateral and herringbone red brick, leaded and windows—is gracefully framed by the lush look of varied plantings. A brick front walk is the icing on the cake.
Inside the home, renovations have lightened and brightened what was, at one time, an atmospheric living style dominated by dark wood. There’s still a bit of welcome wood-heaviness for Tudor-lovers—the oak paneling in the dining room, for example—but elsewhere a lick of off-white paint has rendered darkness into light, and that includes the splendid carved wood box newel of the staircase. The narrow-plank oak floors have been refinished in a paler tone.
The kitchen and bedrooms are as contemporary as can be, belying the home’s exterior, but additional period details shine through, notably an occasional Tudor arch and, especially, the tile in one of the guest room baths.
The outdoor living space is similarly charming: slate, creeping ivy, a freeform pool with newer spa and lagoon flourishes, and time-weathered red brick a-plenty.
Hammer’s upcoming projects include Crisis, with Gary Oldman and Greg Kinnear; Death on the Nile, with Russell Brand and Gal Gadot; and Next Goal Wins, with Michael Fassbender and Elisabeth Moss.