New to the Los Angeles open market this month is this 4,593 sq. ft. period build near Sunset. The beguiling period property is being sold by actors Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford, who have priced it at $6.495 million. The duo purchased it months ago, according to public records, for very nearly that sum.
A classic Hollywood Hills Spanish-style, the house’s exterior and the grounds that frame it establish and sustain a marvelous timeless feel from the moment of entry through the driveway gates, where the romance of the style immediately presents itself as an invitational imperative. As it emerges more fully it reveals an L-shaped footprint, with its primary section boasting a tastefully elevated top level and its secondary section housing a discreetly removed living space above (currently purposed as a music room), and a truly cozy enclosed loggia below. A partial turret and a tile roof contribute to the 1920s atmosphere of the place.
The master bedroom’s French doors open to Juliet balconies poolside; the other bedrooms are as appealing in their respective ways, with casement windows, period light fixtures, and the newer wide-plank flooring that can be spotted throughout the home. Of the shared spaces, the kitchen comes out on top by virtue of its centerpiece: a tiled cooking alcove that commands the eye.
The property’s amenities may begin and end with its disarmingly secluded prewar feel, but contemporary tastes have been accounted for as well. A lounge-worthy screening room and raised fire pit poolside tip the hat to the period at hand.
Mulligan’s upcoming projects include Spaceman, with Adam Sandler and Kunal Nayyar, and Maestro, with Bradley Cooper and Sarah Silverman.
Mumford released his solo debut album Self-Titled last year.