“Hunger Games” Star Josh Hutcherson Lists His Midcentury Tree House For $3.5M
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“Hunger Games” Star Josh Hutcherson Lists His Midcentury Tree House For $3.5M

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By Kathryn M.
The famous Laurel Canyon abode was once owned by the late actor Heath Ledger and the comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

Known as The Tree House, this alluring Los Angeles home has attracted numerous celebrity owners over the years. The midcentury abode is perched just off of Mulholland Drive in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood, its name inspired by lush landscaping that surrounds the hilltop location. Embracing the vegetation, the property offers winding garden footpaths and a 2,500-square-foot deck looking out over the tree tops.

From a gate along the street, brick stairs lead down to a sunken courtyard and the home's main entrance. A separate gated driveway provides access to a two-car garage.

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The 1,900-square-foot residence was built in 1951 and has since cycled through the hands of numerous artists and actors, including furniture designer Guy Chaddock, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and the late actor Heath Ledger.  Its current owner of seven years is the 26-year-old actor Josh Hutcherson, known for his role as Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games trilogy, as well as a starring role in the Hulu series Future Man.

A view of the main entrance, which appears nestled within the trees. The minimalist exterior is clad in wood and surrounded by stones, creating a Zen-like retreat.

The two-bed, two-bath home features polished concrete floors contrasting with wood-beamed ceilings, as well as large windows looking out onto the thick grove of neighboring Sycamore trees. It's no wonder the privacy offered by such a location has attracted so many celebrities. Scroll ahead for a peek inside the home, which is currently listed at $3,495,000.

The large living area offers a striking wood-clad ceiling. Large sliding doors wrap around the room, providing access to the deck and framing views of the treetops.

The galley kitchen features a beamed ceiling with clerestory windows. Modern cabinetry and stainless steel appliances round out the minimalist space.

The wood-beamed ceiling continues into the dining room, which also offers an exposed brick wall. Polished concrete floors blend with the neutral color palette.

The master bedroom features a built-in dresser and bookshelves, along with French doors to the deck. The crisp, white space is a calming section of the home.

A look at the master bathroom, which has a spa-like feel to it. Wooden tones blends with grey tile work in the space.

The master bathroom also offers a dramatic walk-in shower, complete with expansive picture windows overlooking a private corner of the garden.

The second bedroom overlooks the main entrance. This space features the same wooden beamed ceilings as found throughout the rest of the home, along with doors leading to the courtyard.

A home office overlooks a grassy area in one corner of the backyard. The small nook features a custom angled desk and shelving.

The star of the home is a 2,500-square-foot deck offering an outdoor grill and numerous seating areas—perfect for entertaining or enjoying the natural surroundings.

At one end of the deck is an open-air screening room with a retractable projector screen. A built-in couch completes this unique space.

Among the many seating options is also a sunken area that cantilevers over the hilltop, enveloped by the canopy of trees.

Near the entrance, a small patch of grass is illuminated by lanterns hanging from the trees.

Numerous footpaths also wind throughout the .5-acre lot, leading to even more secluded areas of the property.

8010 Woodrow Wilson is currently listed for $3,495,000 by Deedee Howard and Charlie Heydt of The Agency.

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