×

Robinne Lee Sells Hollywood Hills ‘Canyon Cabana’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Price:
$1.125 million
Size:
1,455 square feet, 2-3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms

After more than 1.5 years on and off the market and several canceled escrows, Columbia Law School grad turned film and television actress and freshman author Robinne Lee and film producer Eric Hayes sold an unpretentious home in the rustic Laurel Canyon area of Los Angeles for its full asking price of $1.25 million. Lee, who appeared in several of the “Fifty Shades” films, co-starred in the canceled supernatural series “Superstition” and earlier this year published her first novel, “The Idea of You,” and husband Eric Hayes, a producer for the 2014 Mamie Gummer starring indie “Echo Park,” almost doubled their money on the unassuming, circa 1965 residence that was purchased in 2002 for $635,000. Marketing materials indicate the couple used the house as an AirBnB rental.

Described in listing descriptions as a “canyon cabana” with two and potentially three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,455-square-feet, the modestly proportioned residence sits atop a street level two-car garage and is entered through a pint-sized secured courtyard. An exterior staircase climbs up to the front door that is emblazoned with a puzzle-like series of geometric shapes and opens directly into a not especially large living room with honey-blond hardwood floors, a stone tile faced corner fireplace and glass sliders to a slim terrace tucked into a shady canopy of trees. Fitted with banker’s green marble countertops on a mix of birch wood and white laminate cabinetry, the compact but smartly arranged and skylight topped kitchen is totally open to the living room over a raised, L-shaped snack counter and adjoins an itty-bitty separate dining space.

Both well-proportioned bedrooms are behind nubby, frosted glass doors with direct access to the backyard and the master bathroom is unexpectedly gussied up with downright elegant, black marble countertops on a double sink vanity. A tightly coiled and slightly treacherous looking staircase crafted entirely of wood winds down to a discreet lower level den or possible third bedroom that features a mix of hardwood and slate tile floors, convenient direct access to the garage and an office alcove next to a bank of built-in shelves.

Outside of the bedrooms, a wide dining and lounging terrace is carved out of a lushly planted hillside under a knot of mature trees that help to obscure a direct view of and from a contemporary residence that sits even higher on the notably precipitous hillside.

Listing photos: Sotheby’s International Realty

More Dirt

  • Ellen DeGeneres House

    Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi List Oceanfront Contemporary

    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, two of Hollywood’s most prolific ultra high-end house flippers, have put their oceanfront estate in Carpinteria, Calif., up for sale at $24 million, a 29% increase above the $18.6 million the property mad couple paid for the one-plus acre spread not even two years ago. Long owned by prominent [...]

  • Steve Martin House

    Steve Martin Seeks Buyer in Beverly Hills

    Steve Martin has hung a not-quite $2.15 million price tag on the smaller of his two residences that are discreetly tucked into a little-known Beverly Hills, Calif., cul-de-sac in the ruggedly ritzy mountains between Coldwater and Laurel Canyons. Listed with Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates, the semi-retired septuagenarian actor, writer and producer, also accomplished [...]

  • Jerry Perenchio Hous

    ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ Mansion Gets Super-Sized Price Cut

    After an epic $50 million price cut, the legendary Los Angeles estate of late billionaire Jerry Perenchio, in the tony heart of Bel Air and known as Chartwell, is now listed at $195 million. Astronomically high as it may be, the drastically reduced new asking price pushes up on half of the preposterously optimistic $350 [...]

  • David Sacks House

    Yammer Founder David Sacks Seeks $22.5 Million for Silicon Valley Estate

    A lavish compound on one of the best streets in Atherton — arguably the most desirable neighborhood in all of Silicon Valley — has popped up for sale with a hefty $22.5 million ask. Owned by angel investor David Sacks and his longtime wife Jacqueline Tortorice, the one-acre property features a traditional-style mansion and guesthouse [...]

  • Kate Spade Apartment

    Manhattan Home of Late Fashion Maven Kate Spade Comes to Market

    The New York City apartment where late fashion designer Kate Spade died just over a year ago has come to market at $6.35 million. Spade and husband, Andy Spade, also her business partner in the Kate Spade New York luxury fashion brand and its various spinoff labels, bought the eight-room Park Avenue spread 20 years [...]

  • Jay Stein House Bel Air

    Stein Mart's Jay Stein Drops $31 Million on Iconic Bel Air Estate

    Although the longterm outlook for most retailers typically ranges from grim to bleak, things are somewhat rosier at Stein Mart. The discount apparel chain, which sports nearly 300 stores in the southern U.S., recently added Amazon Lockers to most locations — a move guaranteed to bring them increased foot traffic — and are cooking up [...]

  • Kirsten Dunst

    Kirsten Dunst Lists Los Angeles Waterfront Property (EXCLUSIVE)

    A waterside residence in Los Angeles’ tony Toluca Lake area that has long been owned by Kirsten Dunst, but primarily occupied by her family, has popped up for sale at $4.7 million. The early aughts “Spider-Man” franchise star, a 2016 Emmy nominee for “Fargo” whose upcoming TV series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content