×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

James Belushi Lists Los Angeles Home for Lease

OWNER: James “Jim” Belushi
LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif.
PRICE: $16,000 per month
SIZE: (approx.) 3,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A well-maintained home in L.A.’s casually ritzy Brentwood area, owned, per the Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial, by James “Jim” Belushi, has come up for lease at $16,000 per month. Property records suggest the in-demand actor has owned the walled, gated and vine-encrusted Mediterranean villa since at least the late 1990s, and current listing details show the approximately 3,500-square-foot residence was originally built in 1928 and done over at some point by vaunted interior designer Michael Smith, the decorating dervish who redid the Oval Office for President Obama a few years ago.

A tree-shaded entry courtyard leads to an antique wood and iron filigreed front door that opens to a small but proper entrance hall. A tastefully furnished “formal” living room is lit by a pair of fancy-pants Fortuny chandeliers, warmed by a carved stone mantelpiece and open to the rear garden through French doors. Medium brown wood floors extend in to the oversized dining room and on through to the adjoining eat-in kitchen fitted and finished with margarine-colored, Shaker-style cabinetry, high-grade appliances, stone countertops, a pressed tin ceiling and a built-in banquette lounge. A wee center work island with wood countertop and two-seat snack bar is overhung, this property gossip can’t help but note, by a pot-laden rack that threatens to drop a dusty sauce pan on the head of a vegetable chopper or snack counter sitter. A separate den/family room with wall-mounted flatscreen TV has more French doors that open to the gardens.

Upstairs there are four large bedrooms that include a master retreat with roomy closets and a white-tiled bathroom separated from the bedroom by a flimsy curtain rather than an actual door that might provide real privacy. A secluded balcony off the master bedroom provides a convenient private staircase to the backyard. Beyond the lagoon-style swimming pool and spa, which are surrounded by stone terraces and lush, flowering gardens, there’s a detached two-car garage.

Popular on Variety

This isn’t the first time Mister Belushi has had his house out for rent. We found plenty of digital evidence that the writer, sitcom star and silver screen actor — he was nominated for an Emmy back in 1984 for his writing work on “Saturday Night Live” — rented the residence in 2009 at a rate of $11,500 per month and that he later made it available on the open market at an asking price of $12,500 per month.

Mister Belushi continues to own a secluded, ocean front property on the Wequobsque Cliffs near Chilmark on Massachusetts’s Martha’s Vineyard that was bought in late 1996 for $1.5 million and was previously owned by his late and lauded older brother, John Belushi.

Listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

More Dirt

  • Lauren London House Sherman Oaks

    Lauren London Buys in Sherman Oaks

    She’s mostly kept a low profile since the March 2019 death of her longtime partner, Grammy-winning rapper-activist Nipsey Hussle, but film and television actor Lauren London recently inked a $1.7 million off-market deal for a fresh residential start in the form of a charming L.A. cottage. The updated Spanish-style structure, originally built in 1949, is [...]

  • Where Celebrities Stay in L.A.

    So Where Do A-Listers Stay When Just Visiting L.A.?

    The famous and infamous buy and sell astronomically expensive homes without breaking a sweat. But what happens when they’re in L.A. temporarily and just need a crash pad? Turns out, the list of required amenities isn’t any shorter when the entertainment industry’s one-percenters are only passing through. “There’s a premium on desirable rentals because there [...]

  • Mamie Gummer House Los Angeles

    Mamie Gummer’s Boho-Chic L.A. Cabin for Sale

    Up and coming actor and showbiz scion Mamie Gummer, daughter of inestimable Tinseltown treasure Meryl Streep, has hoisted an organic modern cabin in the historic Beachwood Canyon area of Los Angeles up for sale on the open market at close to $1.5 million. Gummer, whose recent TV credits include “True Detective” and “Gods & Heroes,” [...]

  • Christopher Lloyd House Santa Barbara

    Christopher Lloyd Lists Montecito Bungalow

    Christopher Lloyd, probably best known for his role as Doc Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, has a modestly sized cottage in fancy-pants Montecito, Calif., up for sale at just under $1.7 million. The three-time Emmy winner, who made his acting debut in the seminal 1975 film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” [...]

  • Benny Blanco House Los Angeles

    Benny Blanco Swipes Right on Tinder Founder's $9 Million L.A. Mansion

    An elegant traditional estate conveniently sited in the Hollywood foothills just above the iconic Sunset Strip recently traded hands for nearly $9.2 million. Originally built in the late 1930s, the house was sold by tech tycoon Sean Rad, co-founder of juggernaut dating app Tinder, and acquired by exceptionally prolific songwriter/record producer Benny Blanco. Blanco may [...]

  • Darren Criss House

    Darren Criss Lists Los Angeles Starter House

    Having upgraded late last year to a family-sized home in a celeb-packed pocket of the Hollywood Hills — bit more on that in a minute, recently married “Glee” star Darren Criss now has his starter home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, Calif., up for sale at not quite $1.7 million. Purchased a [...]

  • Felicity Huffman House Los Angeles

    Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy Lease Out Spare L.A. Home

    A few months off an eleven-day stint in prison for her role in the infamous college admissions scandal, Academy Award-nominated actor Felicity Huffman has returned to the normal pace of life, making an investment property she and her longtime husband — fellow Academy Award nominee William H. Macy — available for lease on the rental [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content