“Gossip Girl” co-creator, writer and executive producer Stephanie Savage, whose more recent credits include penning a handful of episodes of the “Dynasty” reprise, has upgraded her residential circumstances in Los Angeles with the purchase of a gated 1920s compound in a celeb-favored neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills.
The not quite one-acre spread, sold for a touch under $6 million, includes a close to 5000-square-foot main house plus a guesthouse atop a four-car garage. Vibrant contemporary interiors include a full kitchen with lustrous, egg yolk yellow cabinetry. Amply proportioned living and entertaining spaces in the main house feature a living room with original Batchelder tile fireplace, a formal dining room with over-the-treetops downtown skyline view, a cork-floored family room and a modern kitchen with sleek stainless steel appliances juxtaposed against well-worn vintage terra cotta floor tiles. Large terraces have sweeping city views and overlook rolling lawns studded with towering palms, a children’s playground, a detached dry sauna, a built-in fire pit positioned to take advantage of a view of the Griffith Park Observatory and a free-form swimming pool and spa set against a towering hedge.
As she’s become more successful, Savage has owned a series of increasingly expensive homes in the Hollywood Hills and Los Feliz areas of Los Angeles. She sold a pint-sized storybook cottage in Bronson Canyon in early 2009 for not quite $870,000; she scooped up a 1920s Mediterranean on a quiet Los Feliz street in early 2009 for more than $1.5 million, decoratively infused it with Hollywood glamour and sold it in the spring 2014 for more than $1.8 million; and in early 2014, she laid out $2.3 million for an early 1930s Mediterranean cottage on a private, gated street in the same neighborhood as her new estate, and previously owned by reality TV personality and interior designer Jeff Lewis.