After actress Connie Britton left her role as Rayna Jaymes on the TV show “Nashville” earlier this year, she bought this house for about $3.1 million. The “Mediterranean Villa,” as the listing called it, was built in 1926 by noted architect Paul Williams in the Los Feliz area of L.A. and still retains much of its original character. Take a look!
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Connie Britton’s House in Los Feliz
It has about 4,000 sq ft, which isn’t that big compared to other celebrity houses I’ve featured.
The listing said:
The home features gracious dining and living rooms with gas fireplaces, a cook’s kitchen, plus an adjacent family dining area with views to the Observatory. A large gallery off to the Living Room overlooks Griffith Park and views of downtown.
“Original features include a hand-stenciled, exposed wood ceiling and classic checkerboard-pattern flooring in the foyer.”
The Dining Room:
Paul Williams was an African-American architect who was known for modern interpretations of classic styles.
He designed houses for many celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, and Lucille Ball.
Ellen Pompeo bought one of his houses a few years ago. You can see what she did with hers here:
You can read more about Williams in a post I wrote about a house he designed known as Ad Astra:
The Living Room:
Bret Parsons of the John Aaroe Group told NPR that Paul Williams’ homes don’t go on the market often. This one had been in the same family for 25 years. When they do, he said, real estate agents scramble for the listings: “They’re gobbled up in seconds. They’re an absolute pedigree for someone to have in their arsenal.”
“The master suite, with views to the city, includes a private den, fireplace and a large bath.”
You can see the Griffith Observatory in the hills behind the house:
This bathroom has its original pink and teal tile:
“The property is walled and gated with beautiful gardens, fruit trees, patios and a swimmer’s pool.”
For more information, check the Keller Williams listing and the article in Variety.
Britton will always be Tami Taylor to me. I’m still hoping for a “Friday Night Lights” reunion. (Are you listening, Netflix?)
I also liked her on “Nashville.” I featured the real-life house where her character Rayna lived here:
But the haunted house from her season of “American Horror Story” remains one of the most popular on my blog:
You can see photos of the real-life “Murder House” her character lived in here:
I’d love to see what Connie Britton does with her new house and hope she keeps some of those original details. She’s now starring in the movie Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. I read the book it was based on (Amazon affiliate link) and found it interesting to learn how Wonder Woman was inspired by the early suffragists.
P.S. Visit my Celebrity Houses page to see more, including Christie Brinkley’s:
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