Mononymous art-pop musician Beck and Marisa Ribisi listed a storybook cottage tucked down a bucolic private lane deep in the celeb-favored Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles between Brentwood and Pacific Palisades with an asking price of $3.75 million. The five-time Grammy winner and the former actress, sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi, have only owned the idyllic property since March 2016 when they picked it up for $3.15 million from entertainment industry veterans James Mangold and Cathy Konrad.
The homey, Gerard Colcord-designed residence, built in the mid-‘60s with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,620-square-feet, sits on nearly an acre of secluded and picturesquely sylvan grounds with a front door that opens directly into a lodge-like living room with fireplace and French doors to a brick-paved loggia. A separate dining room connects through a butler’s pantry to a renovated kitchen with slab marble countertops, premium quality appliances and a breakfast nook with built-in dining banquette and extra-charming Dutch door. A carved wood staircase makes a tight curl up to the second floor where there are three dormer-windowed bedrooms, one of them with a dressing room and en suite marble bathroom the other two with walk-in closets and a shared Jack ‘n’ Jill-style bathroom.
A walled, gated and tree-shaded courtyard divides the main residence from a detached two-car garage with extra living space above. The Arcadian grounds do not have a swimming pool, a bit of a rarity in this price range in Los Angeles, but have been “imaginatively improved” and provide several patios and terraces, off-street parking for half of a dozen or more cars, and a trail that winds up the hillside behind the house to lookout points with over-the-canyon mountain views.
Beck and Ribisi previously and very briefly owned a 1920s Tudor cottage in a plummy pocket of Santa Monica they bought in February 2015 for $2.711 million and sold five months later for $2.9 million and before that they owned a far more substantial residence in the Hancock Park area they scooped up in 2007 for $6.75 million sold in 2010 at a huge loss for $5.6 million to primetime supernova Shonda Rhimes. Their current holdings include a modestly proportioned home of just over 2,000-square-feet that’s just around the corner from Brad Pitt’s multi-residence Los Feliz compound that was acquired in late 2014 for $1.045 million and in 2016 they paid close to $2.7 million for a mid-century fixer-upper on Malibu’s Point Dume.
listing photos: Partners Trust