The house has been owned by James Mangold, who directed “The Wolverine” and “Walk the Line,” and, before him, animator Lou Lilly of Looney Tunes fame.
Director and screenwriter James Mangold sold his house in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles for $3.15 million — a nice $150,000 bump over his asking price. The buyers willing to pay top dollar were musician Beck and his wife, actress Marissa Ribisi.
It comes as little surprise to see the house fetch a premium. The Brittany Tudor-style home, built in 1964, was designed by local architect Gerard R. Coldcord.
Known for building comfortable family homes in interpretations of a variety of architectural styles, he designed more than 300 houses in Southern California, and his work retains an ardent following.
The house also comes with Hollywood pedigree, having been owned by Mangold, who directed “The Wolverine” and “Walk the Line,” and, before him, animator Lou Lilly of Looney Tunes fame.
Set on three-quarters of an acre dotted with mature trees, the house features half-timbering, hand-hewn beams and French doors. Dormer windows create nooks for desks or seating on the upper level, which contains three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and an office.
A foyer with a staircase, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a butler’s pantry, a kitchen with a breakfast area, and a powder room are on the ground floor of the 2,620-square-foot house. There’s a guestroom above the detached two-car garage.
Singer-songwriter Beck, 45, won an album of the year Grammy this year for “Morning Phase” and released the new single “Dreams.”
Ribisi, 41, was in the 1990s films “Dazed and Confused,” “Pleasantville” and “Some Girl.”
Mangold has writing credits that include films “Kate & Leopold” (2001) and “Girl, Interrupted” (1999). The 52-year-old produced the TV series “Zoo” (2005), “Vegas” (2012-13) and “Men in Trees” (2006-08).
He will direct the upcoming Disney film “Captain Nemo.”