Groovy mid-century modern homes are as much a part of Los Angeles’ cultural DNA as the Dodgers and the traffic on the 405, but perhaps none are as famous as Pierre Koenig’s Stahl House in the Los Angeles Hills. ‘Hollywood. This place, while not quite as glamorous as that, is still hugely impressive with its glass walls, iconic modernist details, and grand, unobstructed views of the Hollywood sign.
Built in the late 1950s by a famous Japanese-American architect. the house is sometimes known as the Rifkin Residence after its first owners, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Rifkin. But it may soon become better known as the Woodley house, given that the property was recently sold in a low-key, off-the-market deal to famed actress Shailene Woodley. The Simi Valley native paid $4.4 million per record.
Since the house was never publicly offered for sale, details are somewhat sparse, although old rental listings and tax documents provide useful information. Completely invisible from the street behind gates and a collection of mature trees, the elegantly asymmetrical retreat packs approximately 3,500 square feet on one level. There are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, with a potential fifth bedroom currently configured as an office.
Perched directly atop LA’s Beachwood Canyon, the property adjoins 600 acres of parkland and hiking trails. Other notable features and amenities include a butterfly roofline, carport, Fleetwood glass sliders throughout, a separate studio ideal for an artist, and a solar-heated kidney-shaped swimming pool for s fun all year round. All bathrooms are tiled with imported marble.
Although it still appears to be original, permits show that the house underwent a major renovation/restoration in the mid-1990s, overseen by Josh Schweitzer, who did an admirable job of keeping the original ambience intact. the structure. Over the years, the photogenic home and its concrete floors have also reportedly been used in dozens of editorial shoots for Vogue, GQ and Marie Claire.
Woodley, 30, first came to public attention as a teenager when he starred on the ABC Family show “The Secret Life of America’s Teenager.” Since then, she has appeared in a host of hit films and TV series (“Big Little Lies”, “The Fault in Our Stars”, “The Divergent Series”), although for a certain segment of the general public, she is probably best known for her long-term relationship with ex-fiancée Aaron Rodgers. Woodley once shared a $28 million Malibu home with her NFL star pal, but the Beachwood Canyon home seems a worthy successor.
And in addition to these sleek new digs from LA, records reveal that at the end of 2020, Woodley paid $500,000 for a perfectly ordinary home just outside of Reno, Nevada. Built in the early 2000s and located in a large subdivision of similar homes, the three-bed, three-bath structure is said to be occupied by his paternal aunt and uncle.