The stately Craftsman was built in 1909 in what is now L.A.'s Koreatown, but was later moved to its current location in Windsor Square.
Actor and producer David Arquette is ready to move on from his historic home in central Los Angeles that also has history when it comes to moving.
Named the O’Melveny House for its original owner — prominent attorney and former dean of the California bar Henry O’Melveny — the stately Craftsman was built in 1909 on Wilshire Boulevard in what is now Koreatown. Two decades later, the O’Melveny family had the house moved to its current location in Windsor Square to be closer to friends.
Now up for sale at $8.495 million, the restored Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument designed by Sumner Hunt of Hunt, Eager & Burns retains its vintage good looks. Handcrafted mahogany doors give way to a wood-paneled foyer topped with painted and beamed ceilings. Six wood-burning fireplaces evoke a bygone era.
Within the 9,708 square feet of refined interiors are formal living and dining rooms, a den, a family room, a bar, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A chef’s kitchen features a butler’s pantry and a broad marble-topped island/bar.
His and hers closets, a rarity in early-1900s homes, highlight the master suite. A game/recreation room is on the third floor.
Landscaped grounds of three-quarters of an acre are filled with mature trees, lawn, a meditation pond and swimming pool and spa. A large outdoor fireplace sits by the pool.
Arquette, 44, has film credits that include the “Scream” film franchise, “Eight Legged Freaks” (2002) and “Never Been Kissed” (1999). He served as an executive producer of the TV series “Cougar Town” throughout the show’s run, from 2009 to 2015.
He bought the house in 2014 for $7.15 million, records show.