The stand-up comic is parting ways with a stylish Mediterranean-inspired home

By Mackenzie Schmidt
Updated November 08, 2016 12:36 PM
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Credit: David Tamburo; Inset: Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic

Comedian, actor and writer Richard Lewis is letting go of a stylish Los Angeles home for a relatively modest $1.559 million.

The two-bedroom, two-bath home was built in 1926, the same year the nearby Chateau Marmont and Sunset Tower first opened their doors, the listing points out. But it’s not just the neighborhood that has Old Hollywood ties: the property was previously owned by screen legend Eddie Albert, who starred in Roman Holiday and The Heartbreak Kid among others.

Prospective residents will find an open-air living room with a wet bar well-suited for a Hollywood lifestyle, old or new. Multiple terraces and Mediterranean stylings also lend the place the feel of a cliffside villa. This one, however, is tucked into Laurel Canyon a short distance from the Sunset strip instead of a rocky Italian coast.

Credit: David Tamburo
Credit: David Tamburo
Credit: David Tamburo

The “penthouse level” features a master suite with a separate office and city views. Downstairs a second bedroom serves as guest accommodations. A formal dining room, eat in kitchen and media room round out the property.

In addition to playing himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lewis made regular appearances on Late Night with David Letterman, Rude Awakening and 7th Heaven, as well as starring alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in Anything but Love and fellow comedy legend Don Rickles in Daddy Dearest.

His 2,508-square-foot home is listed with Peter Maurice and Tregg Rustad of Rodeo Realty.