Actor/producer/director Tom Verica has put his hacienda-style home in the hills above Studio City in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley up for sale, with an asking price of not quite $2.3 million. Property records show that the “Scandal” director and executive producer, who also holds down a recurring role on “How to Get Away with Murder,” snagged the 3,100-square-foot, single-story residence in late 2003 for $1.14 million.
Carved-wood doors set into a privacy fence at street level open to a long exterior staircase and bridge that passes below a dense canopy of mature oak trees as it makes its way to a tree-shaded stone terrace at the front of the house. The front door opens somewhat abruptly into a cavernous, ochre-walled living/dining room with hardwood floors, a vaulted and beamed ceiling, a chunky, round-breasted fireplace, and a long wall of floor-to-ceiling picture windows and glass doors. The adjoining eat-in kitchen is open to the living/dining room and features hand-finished cabinetry, beige granite countertops, top-grade appliances, and a walk-in pantry behind an antique carved-wood and stained-glass door.
A brick arch leads into a spacious family room with a voluminous exposed-wood ceiling, a massive built-in entertainment unit, and direct access to the swimming pool through wood-framed glass doors. Online marketing materials show that there are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a master suite with a vaulted and wood-beamed ceiling, a fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a roomy bathroom lined with beige, tumbled-stone tiles. The property, outfitted with a camera-equipped security system, additionally provides a gated driveway and two-car garage, a sunny terrace and a built-in barbecue, and a number of peach, orange, and kumquat trees.
listing photos: RE/MAX Olson