×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Television Writer/Producer Josh Reims Lands Buyer for Sherman Oaks Home (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Josh Reims
LOCATION: Sherman Oaks, CA
PRICE: $2,979,000
SIZE: 3,582 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Having upgraded to a nearly $4 million home in Encino —a bit more on that in a minute — television writer and producer Josh Reims has his former home in the quietly coveted Longridge Estates area of Sherman Oaks up for sale at $2,979,000. Online resources show Mister Reims, over the last 15 or so years a writer and/or producer for a long list of primetime programs such as “Mistresses,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Brothers & Sisters” and “Felicity,” purchased the property in April 2008 for $2.395 million. First put up for sale over the summer of 2016 with an aggressively optimistic asking price of $3.495 million, online listings now show the property is currently in escrow to be sold for an unknown amount to an unknown buyer. The clapboard clad and many-gabled single-story residence, set behind gates and generously described in marketing materials as a “Bel-Air traditional,” measures in at 3,582-square-feet with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

A slender entrance hall, with soaring vaulted ceiling and slightly glossy milk chocolate-colored wide-plank hardwood floors that extend through much of the house, makes a grand sweep clear through to the back of the house where it opens to the backyard. A cozily proportioned formal living room has a fireplace, vaulted ceiling and French doors that open to a flag stone terrace that overlooks the grassy front yard while the amply proportioned formal dining room has a couple of built-in china display cabinets along with French doors that lead out to the backyard. Fitted with slab marble counter tops, white Shaker style cabinetry and an expensive if predictable collection of high-end stainless steel appliances, the kitchen opens over a two-stool snack peninsula to an informal dining area and family room with bay window, vaulted ceiling and fireplace set between open bookshelves.

A guest/children’s wing offers three bedrooms, two of them linked by a Jack ‘n’ Jill-style bathroom with bead board wall paneling and twin pedestal sinks, plus what listing descriptions call a “kids study and bonus hang out room.” The master suite is, again per listing descriptions, “reminiscent of a 5 star hotel” and encompasses a wall-to-wall carpeted bedroom with sitting area, fireplace and built-in bookshelves. There’s also a roomy, custom-fitted walk-in closet and a spacious marble bathroom with vaulted ceiling, garden tub and separate marble-lined shower.

Several sets of French doors in the main living and entertaining spaces lead out to a slate-paved dining veranda that overlooks a leafy and private backyard with built-in barbecue, brick-ringed swimming pool and spa, and a vine-draped pergola with outdoor fireplace.

Property records indicate Mister Reims upgraded his residential circumstances to a freshly rehabbed residence of 5,921-square-feet in nearby Encino that was purchased for $3.85 million and includes four en suite bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Other features called out in listing details from the time of late 2016 purchase include a double-height family room with wet bar, a massive eat-in kitchen with two marble-topped islands, a dedicated shoe closet in the master suite, and a camera-equipped security system.

Listing photos: Coldwell Banker

More Dirt

  • Karlie Kloss Condo

    Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner Seek Buyer for Photogenic Manhattan Condo

    Supermodel and social media powerhouse Karlie Kloss — her Instagram has eight million followers — and fortunately born venture capitalist Josh Kushner have their crisply tailored condo in lower Manhattan’s fashionable Nolita neighborhood up for sale at a price so close to $7 million it might as well be $7 million. The cerebral computer coding [...]

  • Breckin Meyer House

    Breckin Meyer Lands Family-Sized Home in L.A.’s Valley Village (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Clueless” actor Breckin Meyer, all set to appear in the primetime legal drama “The Fix” that premieres next week as well as Seth Green’s soon to be released silver screen directorial debut “Changeland,” has splashed out $2.2 million for a brand-spanking-new, family-sized home just off a busy boulevard in a leafy, upscale pocket of the [...]

  • Chris O'Dowd House

    Chris O’Dowd Snags Vintage 1930s Spanish in Los Angeles (EXCLUSIVE)

    A nearly 100-year-old Spanish bungalow in the affluent Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles’ Mid-City West area has been sold for nearly $2.15 million and gossipy real estate yenta Yolanda Yaketyyak swears the new owner is Irish actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd and his writer/TV presenter wife Dawn O’Porter. Best known across the pond for [...]

  • Alex Rodriguez House

    Alex Rodriguez Slashes Price of Sunset Strip Bachelor Pad

    Just days after he revealed via Instagram he is to be Jennifer Lopez’s fourth husband, former professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez has radically slashed the asking price of his celeb-pedigreed bachelor pad above L.A.’s Sunset Strip by a pearl-clutching $1.25 million. Although still priced profitably above the $4.8 million the legendary slugger paid leading lady [...]

  • Lucy Hale Selling Studio City Home

    Lucy Hale Aims to Swap Out Homes in Studio City

    Slated to co-star in the upcoming cinematic adaptation of the iconic, famously campy 1970s and ’80s television series “Fantasy Island,” professional whirlwind and former “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale has her custom renovated canyonside home in the foothills above L.A.’s Studio City available at a smidgen less than $2.5 million. The star of the [...]

  • Mel Gibson Selling Malibu Estate

    Mel Gibson Trims Price for Malibu Estate

    Mel Gibson has trimmed the asking price of his secluded, celeb-pedigreed spread in the ruggedly ritzy mountains above Malibu by just over $350,000, bringing the listing to a whiff below $15 million; the property has spent close to three years on and off the market with fluctuating prices that started at an overly optimistic $17.5 [...]

  • Kevin Nealon Seeks Buyer in Pacific

    Kevin Nealon Still Selling His Pacific Palisades Pad (EXCLUSIVE)

    Kevin Nealon holds down a plum, co-starring role on the primetime sitcom “Man With a Plan,” but the comfortably luxurious home he owns in L.A.’s Pacific Palisades can’t seem to find a buyer after nearly three years on and off the market at a variety of prices that spiked as high as $5.45 million and [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content