Actor, director, and screenwriter Lena Dunham is parting ways with her Los Angeles bungalow. The Emmy-nominated creator and star of HBO’s hit series Girls purchased the West Hollywood property in 2015 for $2,725,000, but after treating it to a designer remodel, she is now seeking $2,795,000.
The multi-structure compound is located on a tree-lined street in the coveted area of Spaulding Square. Tall, thick hedges surrounding the lot offer ample privacy, while also creating a feeling of quiet serenity upon crossing the threshold of the gated entrance. The main residence, built in 1919, features Greek Revival details on the exterior facade—including a wide-columned porch and hip roof, which seamlessly blend with the home’s newly designed interior.
For the revamp, Dunham brought on acclaimed designer Brenda Antin to modernize the space while maintaining its original character. Now finished with a calming, neutral palette, the bright and airy interior boasts sleek fixtures and Swedish wide-plank floors, in addition to walls of custom built-ins and beadboard coved ceilings.
The crisp, refreshing aesthetic, complete with muted decor, is a radical change from Dunham’s description of the interior in a 2018 interview with New York magazine. There, she describes it as having "purple snakeskin poufs, leopard-print rugs, and bright green walls." In addition to spacious living areas, the home also offers two bedrooms, two baths, a reading den, and a screen porch. A manicured lawn awaits in the backyard, complete with a large pool, outdoor dining area, and detached guest house.
The detached guesthouse is fully furnished, and features a well-equipped kitchenette, an office space, a bathroom and a lofted sleeping area. Together, the two structures offer approximately 2,500 square feet. Scroll ahead to see more of Dunham’s West Hollywood bungalow.
1401 North Ogden Drive in Los Angeles, California, is currently on sale for $2,795,000 by Ali Jack, Boni Bryant, and Joe Reichling of Compass.
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