Jimmy Kimmel Lists His Old House (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Jimmy Kimmel
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $2,299,000
SIZE: 3,605 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Although he hasn’t actually inhabited the place for half a decade, a modern-minded 1940s traditional in the Hollywood Hills owned by comedian, actor and late night chat fest host Jimmy Kimmel has come up for sale with an asking price of $2,299,000.

Mister Kimmel acquired the property near the tippy-top of the hilly, historic and mildly celebrified Hollywood Knolls neighborhood in February 2002 for $925,000 and he occupied the 3,605-square foot house for a number of years with ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman. Since 2009, when he decamped to a very contemporary Sunset Strip compound he picked up in December 2008 for $6 million the property was used as a rental. (We can’t say if anyone notable leased the property but Your Mama did find digital evidence the house was listed for lease on the open market in April 2012 at $6,900 per month.)

Set high and privately above the street, the 1940’s two-story traditional has five bedrooms, five bathrooms in 3,605 square feet. Interior and exterior paint schemes were conceived by “Flipping Out” star Jeff Lewis and there are a dozen flat-screen televisions throughout the house. That’s right, children, a person could not swing a cat ­or anything else without banging in to one of the twelve televisions. (Is anyone besides Your Mama flabbergasted to the point of needing a stiff gin & tonic at just the thought of twelve televisions in one house? No? Anyways…)

It’s a long hike up a red brick stairway from the street level parking area — there’s also a two car garage is accessible via a private lane at the rear — to the pedimented center hall entry. Honey blond wood floors continue in to the step up formal dining room as well as the step-down living room where a floor-to-ceiling leaded glass bay window has through the trees canyon and valley views.

Mister Kimmel, a dedicated gourmand, had the kitchen custom designed to his specifications with a slew of cookery bells and whistles that include a dedicated dessert fridge, ice maker, full-height wine fridge and soda dispenser. An adjoining dining banquette has a huge table that can be raised and lowered electronically and easily seats eight or ten. There’s a built-in entertainment unit with — natch — a large flat-screen television and a wet bar with an electronically operable window opens to the backyard entertainment areas.

One of the four guest/family bedrooms was decked out by Mister Kimmel as a recording studio with padded walls, built-in desk and cabinetry and voice booth where Mister Kimmel conducted on-air interviews. The other two guest/family bedrooms both have office nooks and renovated en suite facilities sheathed in colorful glass tiles. The master suite isn’t particularly large but is nicely outfitted with a bevy of built-in wardrobes, French doors that open to a wrought-iron railed Juliet balcony and — You got it, kids! — a ceiling mounted television. The many-windowed master bathroom has an extra-long vanity with twin vessel sinks, a soaking tub set Japanese-style on a raised wood platform, and an over-sized, glass-shielded shower space.

The handful of roomy outdoor living and entertainment areas include a brick terrace just off the kitchen/breakfast area with an outdoor kitchen fully equipped with built-in barbecue, wood burning pizza oven, smoker and beer keg dispenser. A large, tree-shaded deck off the living room with sunken spa overlooks a lower terrace with pill-shaped pool.

Mister Kimmel — married to and making babies with Molly McNearny, a two-time Emmy nominee and former co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live! — also owns the much more modest house next door to his contempo compound above the Sunset Strip that he picked up in October 2010 for $1.1 million as well as a duplex property in Hermosa Beach that’s just about a block from the sand and was purchased, as per our research, in May 2004 for $1.65 million.

Mister Kimmel’s Hollywood Knolls property is represented by Karen Misraje of Partners Trust.

Listing photos: Shooting L.A. for Partners Trust

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  1. Fancy Nancy says:

    Who’s writing these blerbs–a realtor in the valley???
    Not my mama!
    Miss you, Mama!

  2. Chuck Raney says:

    I like it. Seems kinda swanky. I like that the same wall is not used in teh whole home. As in all walls are sandstone beige. I hate that. This one has the beige in white trim that is so popular right now and a nice gray (grey if your British) in another room. Traditionally wainscoted in the dining is nice.

    I like the hardware but I agree you don’t have to match the bedroom stuff to the kitchen. I hate repetition like that. As you can’t see the Kitchen FROM the bedroom. IMO.

    I do not understand the end of the kitchen center counter. Marble overlaid with stainless? Marble looks like Oklahoma over a Stainless Texas Panhandle. I can see Big Tex Restaurant and the 72 ounce steak right there. Why is it there? why is it so randomly shaped?

  3. Jamiekins says:

    I actually like this house. The bathrooms are to die for and the rest is a little to W hotel for me but could easily be warmed up a bit. but honestly I really did think this house was attractive. The pool sucked, but hey you don’t get everything for 2.2….

    And Mama please don’t swing dead cat’s too close to the TV’s
    it scatches the screens a bit :-) and would we be surprised that someone who is on TV would have so many…..NO ! we woudln’t.

  4. lil' gay boy says:

    Some of the lighting effects are somewhat dated, the cabinetwork a tad too Ikea-esque, and the hardware overly repetitive — nonetheless, there’s good 1940s bones here and not much to remedy.

    But it’s becoming more apparent that the lovable whack-a-doodle Jeff Lewis, and his designs, are perhaps not aging too well…

    *meow*

    But he sure does a mean bathroom.

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