Four-time-Emmy-nominated television producer and director Craig Zisk put his home in the heavily celebrified Outpost Estates ’hood in the Hollywood Hills up for sale with an asking price a soupçon shy of $2.8 million. Property records reveal the five-bedroom, five-bathroom split-level Spanish was purchased by Zisk — whose long list of impressive credits includes “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Weeds,” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — in June 2005 for a smidge more than $2.5 million.
Current listing details show the slightly more than 3,500-square-foot hillside hugger, built in the late 1920s as one of six original model homes in the low-key but decidedly prosperous neighborhood, retains many original details along with extensive updates and upgrades. The house is hidden from the street by a tall wall with a secured gate that opens to a slender, graveled courtyard running the full width of the house. Lower-level living and entertaining spaces include a living room with a fireplace and four sets of French doors, a separate dining room with French doors that lead to a city-view terrace, and a library/den with floor-to-ceiling open bookshelves and more French doors that open to the front courtyard. An eat-in kitchen with beige tumbled-stone-tile countertops on espresso-toned cabinets has a soaring exposed-wood vaulted ceiling and — you guessed it — even more French doors. There are two potential bedrooms on the lower level, and three en suite bedrooms on the upper floor that include a spacious master with a walk-in closet. A courtyard terrace just outside the living room features a tiled fountain and picturesque, vine-draped dining pergola with built-in banquette seating and an over-the-trees city view.
Scarlett Johansson, Will Ferrell, Orlando Bloom, and Gore Vidal have all owned homes in Outpost Estates, and current homeowners include Charlize Theron, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and Johnny Galecki, who picked up his spectacular Spanish residence from Jason Statham, who’d bought it from Ben Stiller.
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