You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Josh Hutcherson Lists Showbiz Pedigreed ‘Tree House’

Los Angeles, Calif.
$3.495 million
1,861 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

“Future Man” star and producer Josh Hutcherson hopes to put some Tinseltown pedigreed property in his past, listing his supremely private, longtime Hollywood Hills home at just under $3.5 million. The “Hunger Games” franchise star, who bought another home in another part of Los Angeles earlier this year, acquired the organic contemporary a bit more than seven years ago for $2.5 million.

Aptly nicknamed the Tree House and built in 1951, the property was once the residence of reproduction furniture manufacturer Guy Chaddock and was later and briefly owned by house-flipping chat show dynamo Ellen DeGeneres who sold it in 2005 for $2.3 million to late actor Heath Ledger. A secured, street-level entrance gate opens to an antique brick exterior staircase that descends into the lushly planted and tree-shaded courtyard entry of the not-quite 1,900 sq. ft., residence that, like a tree house, is secluded in the dense canopy of a thick forest with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Spare but warmly contemporary mid-century modern-inspired interiors feature concrete floors polished to a glossy sheen and great sweeps of modern art-friendly white walls. Anchored by a fireplace set into a huge wall of white-painted masonry bricks, the living room easily transitions to the unusually expansive outdoor living spaces through glass doors, as does the separate dining room that easily seats eight under a vaulted, wood-planked ceiling. The designer appliance appointed galley kitchen is complemented by a small, unconventionally shaped office with an asymmetrical built-in desk space and French doors to a quiet, faux-grassed corner of the entry courtyard.

Popular on Variety

At roughly 2,500 sq. ft., the massive entertaining deck is considerably larger than the house and shielded from the prying eyes of neighbors amid a rustling sea of treetops illuminated by tiny globe lanterns. The vast, mostly trellis-covered deck incorporates a tiny pavilion that shelters a barbecue, a sunken conversation pit that cantilevers into the trees and a quintessentially southern California outdoor screening room decked out with deep, cushioned built-in banquette lounges and a movie screen that drops out of a custom-made box.

Listed with Deedee Howard and Charlie Heydt of The Agency, Hutcherson’s property is surrounded by a slew of homes owned by showbiz movers and shakers who include legendary “Gloria” actress Gena Rowlands, apparently retiring filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, One Direction member Niall Horan, and comedy genre superstar Will Ferrell, part of whose sprawling, multi-residence compound was acquired from Ellen DeGeneres.

Hutcherson, a 26-year-old showbiz veteran set to appear in the James Franco-directed indie drama “The Long Home,” appears to have decamped his celeb-soaked pocket of the Hollywood Hills for the ultra-trendy and not quite as spendy Silver Lake area where earlier this year he dropped about $1.9 million, well above its nearly $1.6 million asking price, for an almost 2,000 sq. ft., fully renovated, three-story hillside residence with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

More Dirt

  • Olivia Culpo House Los Angeles

    Olivia Culpo Snags Slick Encino Transitional Home

    In case you hadn’t heard, social media influencing are now big business. Just ask Olivia Culpo, the Rhode Island native who parlayed her initial success with beauty pageants into a multimillion-dollar career as a fashion influencer. The former Miss USA and Miss Universe has racked up exceedingly lucrative brand deals with the likes of DSW, [...]

  • Troy Van Leeuwen House Los Angeles

    Troy Van Leeuwen Picks Up Suburban Home

    Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwan has shelled out a smidgen more than $2.3 million for a family-sized home in the somewhat far-flung and relatively unsung L.A. suburb of Woodland Hills. Secured behind gates and privately positioned on a flat plateau high above the street, the vine-encrusted Mediterranean residence measures in at [...]

  • Saoirse Ronan House Ireland

    Saoirse Ronan Sells Irish Seaside Hideaway

    One of Hollywood’s most in-demand young actors, three-time Oscar-nominated “Little Women” star Saoirse Ronan, has sold her fully rehabbed hideaway in the quaint seaside town of Greystones, about 20 miles south of Dublin in Ireland’s County Wicklow. The just under $2.1 million sale price is a good bit more than the slightly above $1.8 million [...]

  • Bridgit Mendler House Los Angeles

    Bridgit Mendler Has Good Luck on Sale in Silver Lake

    Film and TV star Bridgit Mendler, quietly married a couple months ago to longtime boyfriend Griffin Cleverly, has sold her home in the hills of L.A.’s über-hip Silver Lake area for a sliver under $2 million. Best known for her lead roles on Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” and, more recently, the short-lived NBC primetime sitcom [...]

  • Lachlan Murdoch House Bel Air

    Rupert Murdoch's Son Lachlan Buys $150 Million Bel Air Estate, Setting California Record

    Chartwell, the Bel Air compound long considered one of L.A.’s most epic estates, has transferred for an unprecedented $150 million, easily enough to rank as the most expensive California home ever sold. The amount is also the second-biggest on record in the entire U.S., behind only hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s $238 million splurge on [...]

  • Michael McDonald House

    Doobie Brother Michael McDonald Lists Hawaiian Hideaway

    Musician Michael McDonald, about to embark on a 30-city North American tour celebrate to the 50th anniversary of the founding of the legendary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominated yacht rock band The Doobie Brothers, has his low-key Hawaiian hideaway on the scenic outskirts of Maui’s Lahaina up for grabs at $3.9 million. With [...]

  • John Martin House Brentwood

    Ex-Turner CEO John Martin, Mia Goldwyn Buy $14 Million Brentwood Estate

    A new estate in the tony hills of Brentwood, on L.A.’s perennially desirable Westside, has been sold for exactly $14 million. The buyers are media mogul John Martin, the former Time Warner CFO who became Chairman and CEO of Turner Broadcasting in 2014 — where he oversaw the CNN networks, TNT, TBS, TCM, truTV, Cartoon [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content