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Mario Van Peebles Sells Hollywood Hills ‘Tree House’

Catherine Sherman
August 15, 2013
Source: IMDb
Source: IMDb

Source: IMDb

It may not be the largest or most lavish, but it’s without a doubt one of the most unique homes in Hollywood Hills. Nestled among branches with a rope swing in the master bedroom, the home on Ellington Drive is as close to a tree house as you can get with your feet still on the ground.

Actor and director Mario Van Peebles had called the wooded compound home since 1989, according to the Los Angeles Times, but listed the property last year after becoming an empty-nester.

Now the idyllic house in the woods has sold for $1.225 million. The new owner will get to enjoy more than 3,500 square feet of main living space and an additional guesthouse. The secluded lot spans 0.46 acres with a long row of steps leading up to medieval-looking wooden doors.

As a director for episodes of “Sons of Anarchy” and guest star on “Damages,” Peebles has left his mark on popular TV shows over the past few years. But his acting career dates back four decades, appearing in numerous films including “Riot” and “Ali.”

Peebles also starred in a 2009 reality series, “Mario’s Green House,” about his family’s journey to build a new environmentally sustainable home in Los Angeles. While his Hollywood Hills “tree house” wasn’t the focus of the show, it reflects Peebles’ commitment to green living.


Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers celebrity real estate, industry trends and home improvement tips. Read more of her work here.