Feature director Matt Reeves is the new owner of this 1914-built English Arts & Crafts estate in Pasadena. Reeves — who helmed hits Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes — paid $5.488 million for the six-bedroom home, which sits on a .54-acre lot in the Oak Knoll neighborhood.
Interiors of the 5,997 sq. ft., six-bedroom house are packed with original details, including pocket doors; the fireplaces, staircase hardwood and narrow-plank oak floors look to be original as well. Updates to the kitchen and five bathrooms are subdued and tasteful, and some shiplap can be spotted in at least one of the baths.
Amenities inside the home include an intensely atmospheric pub with a tile floor, a full-length bar and a curved built-in bench seat; it is accessed via a hidden door, and chevron pattern is used for the bar and walls. Outside amenities: a carriage house, and an infinity-edge pool and outdoor kitchen and bar with pizza oven embellished with a diamond pattern that deepens the sense of stylistic cohesion of the property.
Reeves’ upcoming projects include The Batman, with Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell.