Now that he’s well into his 40s and with family in mind, Chris Pontius has sold his petite Hollywood Hills bachelorette party, exchanging it for a far more spacious and relaxed property out in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley. The “Jackass”
Built in 1959, it packs an updated ranch-style residence of approximately 3,300 square feet into the skeleton. Located on a weak tuber across the street, a stone path leads to the alternative shingles and stone-sided construction door; inside, shiny dark brown wooden floors continue into the formal dining rooms and living rooms, both of which have French doors with direct access to different parts of the garden.
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There is also a clearly dated kitchen that looks like an early 90’s machine, although it offers plenty of counter space, an island and a breakfast nook. On the other hand, the unexpectedly large family room can accommodate large collections and is nicely accented with modern upgrades such as built-in closets, a bar and a stone fireplace.
Four of the five bedrooms are en suite, and the master is packed with bonus features not limited to vaulted ceilings, glass shower with seating and rain shower head, built-in bath and walk-in closet.
But perhaps the home’s most notable feature is its unusual symphony of flooring materials. Almost every room has a different floor choice – there are beige tiles in the kitchen, bone-colored carpet in the den, taupe carpet in one of the rooms, ash-gray carpet in the master bedroom, the dark brown hardwood in the living room and dining room. The entry puts a positive spin on the decorative chaos, but says that the mixture of materials gives an “exciting floor feeling.”
At the back, the pool and spa are shaded by a mature elm tree, providing welcome relief from the often relentless San Fernando Valley heat. Tucked away in a corner of the plot is a half court basketball court, and just off the front porch is a patio for outdoor entertainment. At the very back of the property, wooden stairs climb up the terrace.
Marc Tahler and Ken Zietz of Rodeo Realty held the listing; TJ Paradise of Sotheby’s International Realty reps Pontius.
Launch Gallery: Inside Chris Pontius’ San Fernando Valley Estate
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