Michael C. Hall may have been busy filming the final season of “Dexter,” but he’s also been busy with real estate. The Golden Globe-winning actor has traded a few properties during the past couple of years: He sold a Hal Levitt-designed home last summer, turned around and bought a Spanish Revival home for $1.95 million, according to property records, and then purchased a 1923 property in Los Feliz just this past May.
Looks like he’s not interested in holding a large real estate portfolio, so one of the places has to go. Hall’s 1926-built residence, which was once owned by early silver screen star Ronald Colman, has hit the market for $2.35 million. Colman bought the Hollywood Hills home shortly after its construction and lived there until 1940.
Colman probably purchased the home for the same reason Hall did. The Spanish Revival, located at 2092 Mound St, is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and hidden behind nondescript walls, providing much-needed privacy. A rustic wooden door, akin to something out of the South of France, opens to a set of stairs, leading to a private courtyard and outdoor dining area — the most sensational part of the home, says Josh Myler, who shares the listing with Jeff Kohl of The Agency. It was this “indoor/outdoor living experience” that captured Hall’s attention as well.
“I felt transported to an Old World oasis and marveled that I was in the heart of Hollywood,” Hall said about his first time at the home. “It’s filled with surprises and an understated, earthy elegance … I’ve never come across a home quite like it.”
The 2-building compound, consisting of a 4-bedroom main house and a 1-bedroom, 1-bath guesthouse, measures 4,600 square feet. The main home also includes a library, media room, den, formal dining room and wine room. A patio and garden area leads to the smaller guesthouse, and another open and landscaped garden area.
Photos courtesy of Don Lewis.
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