A newly renovated estate on a busy street in the heart of L.A.’s historic and historically hoity-toity Hancock Park hood, owned, per property records, by five-time Emmy nominated screenwriter-producer Gene Stupnitsky, has become available outside the Multiple Listing Service with an asking price a tetch less than $5.6 million.

Property records show Stupnitsky, a former writer on “The Office” who co-created, wrote and produced the HBO series “Hello Ladies” as well as the Cameron Diaz-starring comedy “Bad Teacher,” purchased the 0.44-acre spread in late 2012 for a pinch under $3.1 million, and the L.A. County tax man pegs the late-1940s, Paul Williams-style main residence at a bit more than 3,700 square feet, with four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

The gated and hedge-girdled property marries old school Hollywood glamour with state-of-the-art amenities that include laminated glass windows, surround sound and a home automation system that controls lighting, climate and a camera-equipped security system. A double-height center hall foyer with elegantly curved staircase is flanked by formal living and dining rooms, both with elegant bowed bay windows and the former with a black-honed marble fireplace, while less-formal living and entertaining spaces include a cook-friendly center-island kitchen with tiled walls and glass-fronted cupboard, an adjoining breakfast room fitted with built-in bookshelves and steel-framed glass doors, and a separate family room/media lounge with fireplace and built-in banquette seating.

In addition to the main residence, a self-contained guest apartment sits atop the detached two-car garage and, next to the dark-bottomed saltwater swimming pool, is a vine-encrusted pavilion/gym with convenient bathroom and outdoor shower space.

listing photos: The Agency