Actor Corbin Bernsen Lists Artistic Laurel Canyon Gem with Treehouse Vibes

Sitting high above Laurel Canyon, this cozy treehouse-esque home is an unassuming perch over the City of Angels. Drawing in creative owners like bees to honey, the picturesque pad has been home to directors, novelists, writers, and dancers, but currently belongs to actor Corbin Bernsen. Over the years, it even fondly earned the name The Crown Jewel from those who treasure it. With views spanning from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, the peaceful property with four structures is seeking $1.995 million.

Perhaps best known for his eight-year stint as retired police detective Henry Spencer on beloved procedural Psych or as Arnie Becker on L.A. Law, Corbin Bernsen is a crime TV star. And long before Bernsen owned this charming home, Academy Award-winning cinematographer Néstor Almendros did. The A-frame guest house and adjacent hillside bungalow are called “El Nido de Néstor,” taking their name from the Spanish filmmaker.

The two-bedroom main house lies closeby on the .13-acre lot. Downtown Los Angeles sits, like a picture in its frame, in plain view from the windows of the living and dining room, while the kitchen opens onto an abundance of outdoor seating areas, with a pool at the property’s center.

Ripe for artistic inspiration and ready for a new owner to continue to build on its legacy, this property is indeed a jewel on the market. Daniel Stevenson of The Agency and Max Nelson of Compass have the listing.