Open House Obsession: Celebrity ReHab in Nichols Canyon


Where: 2519 Zorada Drive, Hollywood Hills
When: Sunday, May 11 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
How Much: $2.75M
What: Completely renovated, a sublimely relaxed 4-bed, 3-bath on a secluded half-acre that looks back to its mid-’50s origins while being completely up-to-date. The work of photographer/designer Alexandra Hedison– the new wife of actress/director Jodie Foster– it’s been making people swoon all over the office. The pool, for example:

We’re loving Hedison’s low-key, well-curated staging, an eclectic mix of custom furniture and anonymous finds, plus names like Hans Wegner, Jean Prouvé, Greta Grossman and Charlotte Perriand. As realtor Barry Gray at Deasy Penner & Partners pointed out, both the renovation and interiors are deeply personal– and it shows. You get a sense of escape and privacy. Below, the dining area, which also opens to the foyer and pool. Floors throughout the house are polished terrazzo.

The kitchen opens to the living room but is not visible from the dining area, and one of the sheltered patios– an outdoor dining room– has a bar that’s accessed directly from the kitchen counter:

The master bedroom and bath open to the pool. A fireplace keeps it cozy.

It was a full-on renovation, with no surface left untouched, and includes such fully-wired LA amenities as security cameras, plus new HVAC. Even the terrazzo floors were replaced. We especially like the studio over the garage– out of the scrum– making it ideal as an office or a guest suite..

More: Check out DeasyPenner & Associates outstanding dedicated site for the property.