Having recently given birth to her second child, hardworking yet consistently underrated actress Shiri Appleby — the former child actor stars on the magnificently Machiavellian mockumentary series “UnREAL” and holds down a recurring role on the medical drama “Code Black” — is, not surprisingly, on the hunt for family-friendly digs and, hence, has her two-bedroom and two-bathroom West Hollywood home up for sale at just under $1.8 million.
Appleby acquired the circa 1927 cottage in 2001 for $725,000, according to property records, and shares the 1,600-square-foot pad with partner Jon Shook, an accomplished chef and co-owner of half of a dozen innovative L.A. eateries including meat-centric Animal and fish-oriented Son of a Gun. The traditional, cottage-like exterior belies extensively updated, much more organically modern-minded interiors with open, loft-like living area, raised ceilings, and warmly worn white-painted wood floors. The cozily proportioned living room has a minimalistic concrete fireplace and integrated surround sound; The dining area offers a built-in banquette fashioned of reclaimed wood; And the high-grade, galley-type kitchen is fitted with pewter-toned cabinetry and a complete collection of name-brand stainless steel appliances customary in the home of a television star and a celebrated chef.
The master bedroom features a built-in burled wood headboard with integrated end tables, brass-trimmed white lacquer wardrobe, and a compact attached bath with steam-equipped shower, while the second bedroom has a high-pitched ceiling and walls lined with floor-to-ceiling built-ins that incorporate open shelving, closed storage and a corner desk. The kitchen and master bedroom open to an undeniably compact backyard stuffed with plunge-sized swimming pool and cute, pint-sized guesthouse composed of living room, bedroom and bathroom.