Ian Harding, who plays Ezra Fitz on the TV show “Pretty Little Liars,” is selling his “bohemian tree house” in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of the Hollywood Hills. I tracked down the old listing photos from when he bought it in 2012, and he’s done a lot of work on it a lot since then. Let’s take a look at it before and after he moved in!
The Living Room Before:
The house was built in 1948 and had potential, but not a lot of personality. Ian and girlfriend Sophie Hart hired designer Shannon Ggem to help them redecorate it to reflect their style and make it feel “more lived in.”
The Living Room After:
They’re both avid readers, so Shannon designed 15-foot-long bookshelves in the living room and painted them a bold blue.
Their house was featured in Domaine last year:
Landing the role of Ezra Fitz on Pretty Little Liars soon after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, Harding quickly acclimated to life in Los Angeles, settling into a centrally located apartment. But, longing for a life similar to his upbringing in Virginia, he soon began to shop around for real estate.
Shannon says, “I sent Ian out to check out this sofa in gray, and he came home with indigo. He really sees how things go together, and he made the work better.”
The Dining Area:
Shannon chose an Edison chandelier and a deco star for the living and dining spaces “to draw a line from the 1940s to now.”
The Bedroom Before:
The Bedroom After:
The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,241 square feet.
Main Level Floor Plan:
Lower Level Before:
Downstairs there’s a bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom, so it doubles as a guest suite when they have company.
Lower Level Now:
Sophie is an artist who wanted a feminine French-art-salon-style space to work in with pink walls and black and white floors. Ian says, “I wasn’t sure about putting a French art salon in a woodsy cottage, but Shannon made it all work.”
Lower Level Floor Plan:
The yard was almost as important to them as the house. According to Houzz:
Harding and Hart are nature lovers; a favorite cause of his is The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. “We love our little outdoor mecca,” Harding says. “A lot of our house focuses on the outside, and we love found wildlife artifacts, wood and watching the birds — a recurring avian theme came out of this.”
In the Listing Today:
“I wanted to live in an area that was tucked away. I didn’t want to hear any cars. I wanted to see birds and trees, so the canyon made the most sense.” – Ian Harding
Like what they did with it? For more photos and information: the current listing, the 2012 listing, Shannon Ggem’s website, Domaine, Houzz, and Zillow. (Photography credit: Michael Kelly and Christopher Patey.)
It’s always fun to see a celebrity’s house like this that hasn’t had the homeowner’s personality staged out of it. I’ve got a serious crush on those bold blue bookshelves! 🙂