I tracked down the old listing photos from when he bought it in 2012, and it’s interesting to see how he’s changed it since then.
Let’s take a look at it before and after he moved in!
Ian Harding’s House in the Hollywood Hills
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.”
They’re both avid readers, so Shannon designed 15-foot-long bookshelves in the living room and painted them a bold blue.
The Living Room After:
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.”
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 house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 1,241 square feet.
Main Level Floor Plan:
Downstairs there’s a bedroom, kitchenette, and bathroom, so it doubles as a guest suite when they have company.
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.”
“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
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! 🙂