Big Bang Theory alumnus Johnny Galecki has put his restored 1920s Hollywood Hills Spanish-style estate up for rent this spring, and if you appreciate the particular idealism of the style, you may want to consider moving in. The actor is offering the beguiling home as a lease at $45K per month; according to listing information, a $135K deposit is required prior to dropping your suitcases in the master.
The living style and the details that support the ask are absolutely extraordinary; it’s one of the more literate trophies on the L.A. market. A hardwood door—almost certainly original to the build—in a vine-covered privacy wall accesses the property, and the home’s main entry is an inspired blend of kiva-shaped arch, red tile inlaid with decorative pieces, lantern sconces and pendant, and substantial hardwood door—also likely original. As a decorative flourish, a pair of cobalt-blue planters add some cool complexity to all the warmth before entering the three-bedroom house.
The exterior of the gated property follows suit. Outdoor staircases with hand-painted tile risers and tiled walkways link the main house and two-bed guest cottage. Retaining walls hold the ebullience of the tropical or subtropical landscaping in check. Fountains, French doors, patio and terrace space, and colorful tile abound. An atmospherically lighted covered arcade links the main house and the garage.
The interiors present a similar wealth of detail. Standouts go to the former-speakeasy lounge with tin ceiling, curtained sitting alcoves and art nouveau ornament, the kitchen with its mix of ornate original and subway tile, the living room with its Spanish-style fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and exposed beams, and the stunning pool area in back.