Around the same time, in the fall of 2015, that he sold a beautiful early 20th-century limestone townhouse in Brooklyn’s Lefferts Manor neighborhood for $1.6 million, Michael Showalter, a hardworking diligent at several Hollywood hyphens, shelled out not quite $1.65 million for a traditional 1940 in Studio City in Los Angeles which, after major updates and upgrades, has returned to sale for just under $2.3 million.
Writer, actor, director and producer, who made his showbiz debut as a writer and performer on the mid-1990s MTV comedy series The state, has long had his hands in a dizzying array of pro pots. He co-created the popular second grade hot and humid american summer franchise, in which he also co-starred, as well as the satirical dark comedy Research groupwhich was picked up for a fifth season earlier this year, and he directed the 2017 Oscar-nominated feature The big sick.
He currently directs and produces the bio-drama The stalla miniseries that depicts the stratospheric rise and spectacular crash of indicted Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, and he directed the next feature starring Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield Tammy Faye’s eyesbased on World of Wonder’s RuPaul narrated a 2000 documentary of the same name about the late and famous Christian televangelist Mascaré Tammy Faye (Bakker) Messner.
Given his plethora of projects, not to mention the first two-year deal with HBO Max he and Jordana Mollick, his partner at Semi-Formal Productions, signed earlier this year, it’s almost predictable that Showalter would want to sell his fairly modest if barely cheap home and, presumably, upgrading to something more commensurate with its continued success.
The designer-designed clapboard two-story home sits on a fairly compact 0.16 acre average lot on a street lined with well-maintained homes built in a variety of architectural styles in the sought-after Colfax Meadows neighborhood. And, according to listings held by Joe Reichling and Sara Reichling of Compass, the family-sized home contains five bedrooms and four bathrooms on just under 2,800 square feet.
A small entrance hall leads to an open plan living and dining room, the former with a fireplace and French doors that allow an easy transition to the backyard.
The dining area flows into a center island kitchen bathed in natural light through a skylight and finished with lightly veined white marble countertops, dove gray ceramic backsplashes and a full suite of high-end kitchen appliances. stainless steel. Painted in trendy battleship gray, the separate den has French doors to the yard. Two of the few bedrooms in the house are on the ground floor, one of them with a few closets and direct access to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom shared with the den.
Upstairs, two more family bedrooms share a bathroom, while the master suite is a laid-back retreat with a walk-in closet, Juliette balcony overlooking the backyard, and a luxury white marble-clad soaking tub with a freestanding tub and a glass shower.
Sheltered from the neighboring houses by accumulated trees and shrubs, the backyard is otherwise simply laid out with a dining terrace shaded by a striped awning and a heated saltwater plunge pool surrounded by a grid of concrete squares. bordered by narrow strips of fake grass.
The detached two-car garage has been finished with drywall and air conditioning, making it usable as a home office, art studio, fitness room, or media lounge.
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