Writer-producers Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon — the creatives behind Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — put their 1921-built Los Angeles bungalow up for sale earlier this month. Priced at $1.845 million, the 1,903 sq. ft. home only took a week to attract an acceptable offer and go into pending status.
Packing three bedrooms and two baths, and representing a fine equipoise between period detail and contemporary updates, the house is in the starter-home sweet spot size-wise but also offers a literate sensibility that should draw a more discerning buyer. There’s a certain classical decorum of material choice evident throughout the home — subway tile in the baths, hardwood molding and oak plank in the shared spaces — as well as a good amount of glass to provide the natural light that adds buoyancy to the living style.
The property exterior is defined by the ecologically relevant (and, given the geography, just plain practical) landscaping that frames the home. Succulents and other hardy flora dominate, and there’s no thirsty green mat or dreary synthetic substitute of same in sight, save for a cozy patch in the backyard; in the end, desert landscaping just seems to suit a Los Angeles property.