Oscar Winner Regina King Lands City-View Hollywood Hills Villa

Mark David
·3 min read

Regina King, who got her showbiz sea legs as a teenager on the late 1980s sitcom “227,” has spent the last five or six years hoovering up a slew A-List industry awards. And now, the four-time Emmy winner (“American Crime,” “Seven Seconds,” “Watchmen”), who took home an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in the 2018 film “If Beale Street Could Talk,” has a $4.25 million home in the Hollywood Hills to hold all her trophies.

Built in 1926, newly remodeled and securely hidden behind imposing gates above historic Beachwood Canyon, the home marries vintage charm with up-to-date high-end finishes. As long as one isn’t too bothered by traipsing up and down a lot of stairs, there’s plenty of room to roam in the nearly 4,500-square-foot villa that contains a total of five bedrooms and five and a half baths over three floors.

The home is entered on the top level, where a skylight topped foyer leads to spacious formal living and dining rooms. With chunky exposed wood beams across its vaulted ceiling, the nearly 35-foot-long living room was designed for relaxed entertaining with a small wet bar and a simply designed but interestingly asymmetrical fireplace. Both rooms have French doors to slender balconies from which there are open, over-the-treetops views across the city. Skylights fill the expensively and stylishly appointed kitchen with natural light. Cabinets are painted a deep navy blue with trendy brass fixtures, and countertops are a mix of white and black marble. At one end of the space is a lounge area, and at the other a cozy breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating.

Regina King House
Regina King House

Downstairs, a family room that opens to an elevated terrace is surrounded by a couple of guest bedrooms, as well as the main bedroom, which comprises a walk-in closet, terrace access and a designer bathroom. A third en suite guest bedroom on this level has an outside entrance. There’s a second family room on the lowest level, as well as a fully permitted one-bed/one-bath ADU complete with its own address. A spacious laundry room and a marble-tiled pool bath with an open shower area and a stand-up urinal — something one doesn’t see every day in a private residence! — round out the lower level.

Drenched in sun and surrounded by dense foliage, the backyard is surprisingly flat and expansive for a house in the hills. In addition to an outdoor gym space and a built-in grill, there’s a sunbathing deck and a freeform plunge pool and circular spa.

The property was listed with Peter Lavin at Links Real Estate; King was repped by Shelley Brown at b.smth Real Estate Group.

Set to appear in the upcoming western “The Harder They Fall,” which halted production earlier this month following a positive COVID test on set, the skilled actor continues to own a substantially smaller 1930s Spanish bungalow a bit farther east, in the Los Feliz area, that tax records indicate was scooped up in 2013 for a bit less than $1.5 million.

Launch Gallery: Inside the Hollywood Hills Home of Oscar Winner Regina King

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