Monday, October 14, 2013

Adam Pally Lists Grove-Adjacent Spanish Bungalow

SELLER: Adam Pally
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $1,699,000
SIZE: 2,428 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Up and coming comedic actor and writer Adam Pally has put his modestly sized but hardly inexpensive Grove-adjacent* Spanish bungalow in Los Angeles, CA, on the market with an asking price of $1,699,000.

The usually scruffy-faced and Jewfro-ed Mister Pally, now in his early 30s, has long performed with various improv groups (i.e.the venerable Upright Citizens Brigade), occasionally plays around in the Funny or Die comedy sand box, and wrote and/or appeared in a handful of short films (The Indigenous Flowers of Southern California) and cable series (Californication) before he landed a co-starring role on the (now canceled) ensemble comedy Happy Endings. The ad-libbing actor currently appears as a series regular as a frat boy turned gynecologist on The Mindy Project and will soon be seen in the comedy moves A Better You with Natasha Leggero and Nick Kroll) and Search Party with Krysten Ritter, formerly the untrustworthy B---- in Apartment 23.

Property records show Mister Pally and his wife, Daniella, purchased the tile-roofed bungalow in July 2011—not long before they had their first baby—for $1,360,000 and their decision to move so soon after settling in to their Grove-adjacent digs may or may not have something to do with the recent birth of their second child. Current listing details show the 2,428 square foot house was originally built in 1927 and has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms plus additional living space in the converted and detached two-car garage.

A low-walled, gated, foliage-encircled courtyard leads to the front door that opens directly into the living room where listing photographs show honey-blond wood floors, a coved ceiling, lots of windows (with gauzy curtains), and a wood-burning fireplace with stately carved stone (or poured concrete) mantel piece. The honey-blond floors and vintage architectural details (i.e. crown molding and articulated archways) continue into the adjoining (formal) dining room that looks out to the front courtyard through an over-sized window.

The most striking feature of the house would most certainly be the pumpkin-colored star burst patterned Spanish tile in the renovated kitchen that's well-equipped with egg shell-toned cabinetry, grey counter tops (of unknown but presumably high quality material), and high grade stainless steel appliances. The kitchen has a two-seat snack counter tucked a bit awkwardly behind the six-burner range plus a compact but cozy breakfast room with inset book/knick-knack shelves, a vintage light fixture, and a ceiling painted the same dusty pumpkin color as the base color of the floor tiles.

Of the three bedrooms only only the master bedroom opens through wood-framed glass doors to an elevated concrete terrace that runs the full width of the house, incorporates a spa, and steps down the plunge-sized swimming pool. A rock patio along the pool certainly photographs nicely but can't feel that great on bare-footed tootsies, right? Anyways...

The detached two-car garage at the rear of the property has been converted to flexi-use living space with concrete floors, raw wood open shelves that cover and entire wall, and large windows that over look the swimming pool. Since the swimming pool and spa eat up a significant percentage of the backyard space the former driveway is show in listing photos as a spacious outdoor dining area and lounge.

If the staged furnishings in their Grove-adjacent house wasn't enough to tip the kids off that the couple has already moved on to another house, property records show the couple recently paid $2,025,000 for a brand new and much larger 3,700 square foot East Coast-y residence in one of the more desirable neighborhoods in Studio City, CA.

*Grove-adjacent is a terms (sometimes) used by (some) real estate agents to describe a property that's within a few blocks of The Grove, an outdoor mall that's connected to the historic Farmer's Market and is essentially a quintessentially Los Angeles faux version of Main Street U.S.A.

listing photos: Keller Williams


Anonymous said...

The only problem I see with this home is I can't afford to buy it. I love it.
When referring to it as a 'rock' patio, it does sound tough on the tootsies. I visualize it more as a 'stone' or 'river rock' surface. It then takes on a soothing more spa like quality.

Anonymous said...

I love The Grove! This is a cute starter home and reasonably-priced.

Rosco Mare said...

Not wild about the back yard or lack of a garage (I would restore the garage to its original function), but everything else is superb.

Now, I'm reminded of the beautiful Mitzi Gaynor house our Mama Dearest recently profiled.

Anonymous said...

Cute house but too expensive. Also, the neighbors would be breathing down your neck. There is a wall on one side but I see nothing on the other. Grove adjacent also means lots of foot and auto traffic. No thanks. I think of the great deals for less that were available only 2 years ago. Oh, well, no use in thinking about the pass...

Anonymous said...

pass = past

Sandpiper said...

This is charming. Will be a good find for anyone shopping in this neighborhood. Lovely curb appeal with established plantings and true-to-period architecture. kitchen is a HUGE bonus!

Don Juan's Wreckless Daughter said...

@Anon 7:23 AM - couldn't have said it better myself!