Magazine article Variety

'Weeds' Producer Craig Zisk Lists an Outpost Original

Magazine article Variety

'Weeds' Producer Craig Zisk Lists an Outpost Original

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Four-time-Emmy-nominated television producer and director Craig Zisk put his home in the heavily celebrified Outpost Estates 'hood in the Hollywood Hills up for sale with an asking price a soupçon shy of $2.8 million. Property records reveal the five-bedroom, five-bathroom split-level Spanish was purchased by Zisk - whose long list of impressive credits includes "The Larry Sanders Show," "Weeds," and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" - in June 2005 for a smidge more than $2.5 million. Current listing details show the slightly more than 3,500-square-foot hillside hugger, built in the late 1920s as one of six original model homes in the low-key but decidedly prosperous neighborhood, retains many original details along with extensive updates and upgrades.

The house is hidden from the street by a tall wall with a secured gate that opens to a slender, graveled courtyard running the full width of the house. Lower-level living and entertaining spaces include a living room with a fireplace and four sets of French doors, a separate dining room with French doors that lead to a city-view terrace, and a library/den with floor-to-ceiling open bookshelves and more French doors that open to the front courtyard. An eat-in kitchen with beige tumbled-stonetile countertops on espresso-toned cabinets has a soaring exposed-wood vaulted ceiling and - you guessed it - even more French doors. There are two potential bedrooms on the lower level, and three en suite bedrooms on the upper floor that include a spacious master with a walk-in closet. A courtyard terrace just outside the living room features a tiled fountain and picturesque, vine-draped dining pergola with built-in banquette seating and an over-thetrees city view.

Scarlett Johansson, Will Ferrell, Orlando Bloom, and Gore Vidal have all owned homes in Outpost Estates, and current homeowners include Charlize Theron, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, and Johnny Galecki, who picked up his spectacular Spanish residence from Jason Statham, who'd bought it from Ben Stiller.

$2m

NASHVILLE, TENN.

7,100 SQ. FT.

6 BEDROOMS

7.5 BATHS

'Green Lantern' Director Martin Campbell Selling in Pacific Palisades

Film and television director Martin Campbell has his comfortably plush mansion in a spendy, if little heralded, guard-gated Pacific Palisades enclave up for grabs at $10.5 million. The New Zealand-born director of "Green Lantern" and a couple of James Bond films (1995's "GoldenEye" and 2006's "Casino Royale" ) and his wife, the actress Sol E. Romero, who occasionally pops up in her husband's movies, acquired the property in October 2010 for a whisper more than $7.9 million, significantly under its last published asking price of nearly $9 million.

The professionally decorated 10,600-plus-square-foot Mediterranean, on an irregularly shaped and mostly flat .6-acre parcel, was built in 1991, and "extensively rebuilt in 2005" with high-end finishes and features such as imported stone and hardwood floors, hand-forged ironwork, and mosaic tiles. There are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms plus a grand, double-height foyer, a sumptuously proportioned formal living room with a coffered ceiling and an antique, carved-stone fireplace, a formal dining room that easily accommodates 10, a library/office with custom built-ins and a corner fireplace, and an expensively equipped kitchen with an informal dining space and sitting area. Other deluxe creature comforts include an oversized master bedroom with a fireplace and a terrace, a wine room, a discrete guest suite with a kitchenette, and, tucked up into the third floor, a bonus room perfect for a children's playroom or media lounge.

Extensive stone terraces run along the back of the house along with a heated loggia with a raised-hearth fireplace and a built-in grilling station decked out with beverage fridge, sink, and warming drawers. Surprisingly, especially in this high price range in L.A., the property does not have a swimming pool, although there's certainly plenty of room for it in the flat and grassy yard that backs up to ruggedly undeveloped open space. …

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