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The Famous Comedy Crash Pad that Housed Robin Williams and More Stand-Up Legends Is for Sale


The Comedy Store on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip has hosted many of stand-up’s biggest stars, from Robin Williams to David Letterman, Richard Pryor and Roseanne Barr. And the house behind the popular venue often served as a crash pad for those talents, a sort of comedy frat house — and sometimes den of iniquity — for regular performers.

In a feature about the storied residence, known as Cresthill, Buzzfeed lays out its rise, famed residents (Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and more lived or “hung out” there in the 1980s), and residual significance to fans of the comedy giants.

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Today, the house is the furthest thing from the “frat house” of legend. On Friday it will be listed with Tori Horowitz of Compass for $3.295 million. The real estate photos show the interiors are bright, white and well appointed by The Platform Experiment. A remodeled kitchen and inviting outdoor spaces make the four-bedroom four-bath home suitable for a family, or at least a much more aesthetically inclined group of stand-up crashers.

The Spanish-style house appears to be a modest ranch, but hides much more square footage downhill where two more levels hide rambling living spaces, two more bedrooms and outdoor terraces with views over West Hollywood. 

Charmaine David/ Compass
Charmaine David/ Compass
Charmaine David/ Compass
Charmaine David/ Compass

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While acknowledging the property’s somewhat seedy past, the listing will also tout the home’s proximity to restaurants and bars on Sunset, as well as Equinox and SoulCycle locations. Any buyers looking to relive the glory days of the stand-up boom, can walk down the hill to the Comedy Store in the footsteps of some of the greats.