‘Riverdale’ Creator Lists LA Townhouse Once Owned by ‘Wizard of Oz’ Star
With Riverdale’s fifth season currently airing and a sixth already ordered, series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa must be busy. And it seems, ready for a change of scenery (as is the Modern Family creator who listed a Malibu home last year). The playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer—also responsible for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina—has listed his historic LA townhouse asking $2.4 million. Within a week of listing, it already has an offer, but is accepting backup offers. Once owned by Margaret Hamilton, The Wizard of Oz’s iconic Wicked Witch of the West, this true Hollywood home will certainly find a new owner fast.
Situated within The Courtney Desmond Estate, aka Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #445, the circa-1926 townhouse is part of the Courtney Villa complex. A close-knit community of condominiums encircling a shared cabana and pool, the Mediterranean-style homes drip with Old Hollywood elegance. Aguirre-Sacasa’s villa is the largest of the five, spanning 3,035 square feet and counting three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
In addition to the sprawling shared space of the pool and its surroundings, this townhouse in particular enjoys a supremely private garden that cascades from the outdoor dining area to the patio. Inside, original details from its 1920s construction marry the modern conveniences of the recent renovation. The oversized windows soaking spaces in light are especially dreamy.
Sitting at the base of Nichols Canyon just above the Sunset Strip, the property’s location especially says “showbiz.” If an entertainer is looking for something close to big studios and great hiking, this listing held by Jill Galloway of Compass might be the right move.