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Hollywood Homes: A Tale of Two Ryans

David C. Miller
Midcentury Modern: Ryan Murphy’s verdant backyard with lap 
pool. The house, built in 1947, was designed 
by Carl Maston, a noted Los Angeles midcentury 
modern architect.

Murphy and Seacrest, both attached to music-centric hit shows on Fox, have listed their Hollywood Hills houses

RYAN MURPHY
 HOUSE
MARMONT AVENUE
LOS ANGELES, CA 90069

PRICE: $3.25 MILLION
SIZE: 3,210 SQUARE FEET

Murphy’s modern three-bedroom abode sits on a quarter-acre in the hills above the Sunset Strip. The home of the Glee creator and executive producer has city views and a lush backyard with swimming pool. Its understated cool makes sense for the hip Murphy, who has been making real estate moves of late: He bought a Beverly Hills mansion from Diane Keaton just this fall and tried to sell this hillside house in 2008 for $4.2 million; it was relisted 
Oct. 21 with agent 
Ann Eysenring of 
Partners Trust.

RYAN SEACREST
 ESTATE
NICHOLS CANYON ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90046
PRICE: $14.95 MILLION
SIZE: 10,000 SQUARE FEET

This gated compound has a strong showbiz pedigree: Seacrest bought it from Kevin Costner for $11.5 million in 2006, and it was previously owned by Richard Dreyfuss. The American Idol host extensively renovated the six-bedroom house. Its old-school Hollywood feel is befitting of an entertainer who’s styled himself on the likes of Dick Clark and Regis Philbin. The residence includes a screening room, recording studio and living room with 20-foot wood-beam ceilings. The property hit the market Oct. 12; Kurt Rappaport, co-owner of Westside Estate Agency, has the listing.

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