‘The Americans’ Writer/Producer Joel Fields Rents Out Studio City Home (EXCLUSIVE)

OWNER: Joel Fields
LOCATION: Studio City, CA
PRICE: $10,000 per month
SIZE: 2,280 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus 1-bed/1-bath guesthouse

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: An updated and comfortably casual 1930s Spanish Revival-style residence in the prime Silver Triangle neighborhood of Studio City, CA, that’s owned per property records by veteran television writer/producer Joel Fields has come up for lease, we first heard from hawk-eyed tipster Fränck Ferder, at $10,000 per month. Mister Fields, nominated for two Emmys in 2016 for writing and producing the spy drama “The Americans” and previously a writer and/or producer for a slew of boob-toob series including “Rizzoli & Isles,” Ugly Betty,” and the short-lived “Dirt” starring Courtney Cox, purchased the property in late 2006 for $1.805 million. Online marketing materials show the modestly sized if not exactly inexpensive 2,280-square-foot house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a spacious, self-contained guesthouse with another bedroom and bathroom.

The two-story abode, all but hidden behind a tall privet hedge, a huge olive tree and vivacious sprays of bougainvillea, sits on a roughly one-quarter-acre lot that’s roughly twice as wide as the neighboring parcels. Secured wooden gates open to an entry courtyard where tropical foliage, meandering flagstone pathways and a gurgling water feature make for a serene transition from the street to a wrought iron accented glass front door that opens to a small foyer and an cozily ample living room with fireplace, wood-framed multi-pane casement windows and honey-toned narrow gauge hardwood floors that run throughout most of the house. The living room opens at one end to a small formal dining room as well as to a family room with built-in entertainment unit cleverly tucked under the stairs and a bank of wood-framed French doors that lead to the backyard and swimming pool. A short, two-stool snack bar separates the family room from the kitchen where there are and perfectly ordinary white raised panel cabinets, high-end appliances, and a mix of slab granite and butcher block counter tops.

Two guest/family bedrooms on the main floor share a hall bathroom while the master suite privately occupies the entire second level with high ceiling, walk-in closet, fireplace flanked by French doors that open to a slender balcony, and a good-sized bathroom with terra cotta floor tiles, a classic claw-footed soaking tub and a separate shower stall. A trellis shaded veranda for al fresco dining wraps around the back of the house and overlooks the essentially rectangular, dark-bottomed swimming pool while the detached poolside guesthouse offers a spacious living room with fireplace, a complete kitchen, one bedroom and a bathroom.

A quick spin through property records indicates Mister Fields and his wife, Jessica Sultan, own another substantially larger 6,028-square-foot English Country-style home in the low-key but high-priced and heavily wooded Fryman Canyon area of Studio City that was acquired in April 2012 for $2.35 million. Property records suggest the couple also keeps a pretty swanky pad in New York City where in late 2014 they made what appears to have been an off-market, $4.6 million purchase of a four-story townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan that includes four bedrooms and two full and two half bathrooms in just over 3,000 square feet.

Listing photos: The Agency (via Realtor.com)

Filed Under:

Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Dirt News from Variety

Loading