May 20, 2024


Giving your Home a new Option

Actor Zooey Deschanel’s Former Hollywood Hills Home Needs a New Owner

A chic home once owned by actor and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel is now up for grabs in Los Angeles. Tucked away in the Hollywood Hills, the property was designed in 1933 by architect Ralph S. Loring. Over the years, it has attracted multiple celeb residences, with actor Mark Ruffalo owning it from 2004 to 2009, then passing the keys to Deschanel.

A mini-compound at 3295 Bennett Drive has allured many A-list stars throughout the years. The property occupies three lots, offering a half-acre gated oasis in the heart of the Hollywood Hills. Here, a living area in the newly renovated main residence is fitted with a bow-truss ceiling. 

A treasured city escape, the three-bedroom, three-bath main residence measures nearly 3,000 square feet, blending original details with modern upgrades. An oversized chef’s kitchen boasts a handcrafted La Cornue stove, marble counters, as well as a large central island. Down a long hallway, the light-filled sunroom offers custom mill work and banquette seating. A wood-paneled library with original built-ins is just steps away. 

Measuring 2,957 square feet, the main dwelling flows between several living spaces. The dining area sits sandwiched between the living room and kitchen.

Featuring a timeless color palette, the oversized kitchen includes marble countertops, Granada concrete tile, and a handcrafted La Cornue stove.

The property also includes a large, detached guest house with cathedral-like ceilings and designer finishes, as well as another playhouse that can easily be converted into a home office—not to mention a fully equipped recording studio. Scroll ahead to see more of the home, currently on the market for $2,985,000.

In the corner of the kitchen a custom banquette is complete with underneath storage.

Black molding and velvet drapery enhance the library/study space, which includes a writer’s nook in the corner. The space also includes a brick fireplace along the opposite wall.

A look at one of the home’s three bedrooms.

Marble countertops continue into the master bath. 

Custom mill works wraps the sunroom overlooking the landscaped backyard.

The gated garden area comes with several raised planter beds.

A pergola-shaded patio provides an idyllic setting to enjoy outdoor entertaining.

Among the shaded, half-acre lot, brick walkways connect the property’s separate structures.

A peek at the bedroom of the detached guest house, which was also recently remodeled and offers hardwood floors, cathedral-like ceilings, and an extra bathroom.

A detached office or multipurpose space is located in another corner of the property.

The garage was converted into a full-use recording studio, fit with the works—soundproofing, custom cabinetry, and and an upgraded electrical system.

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