A Japanese-inspired Hollywood Hills mansion was built by the creator of Channel Zero
Nick Antosca created and produced horror series like Syfy's "Channel Zero" and Netflix's "Brand New Cherry Flavor," but his new Los Angeles residence is decidedly less spooky. It features panoramic views of Lake Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign, and local hiking trails from its perch in the Hollywood Hills, unless you're vertigo-prone.
It's probably because Jay Shetty, the former Hindu monk who is now a famous podcaster and influencer, leased this particular house for a while. A popular social media account of Shetty and Radhi Devlukia Shetty allowed the couple to display the home and frequently entertain high-profile guests at the property. However, the couple now owns an $8.4 million house elsewhere in the hills where they regularly entertain high-profile guests.
Located on a steep ridge above Beachwood Canyon, the compound-style estate has a main house, a detached two-car garage, and additional living spaces upstairs. The house had once been listed for as much as $7.9 million, but Antosca and his wife, writer/director Alexandra Pechman, acquired it for $5.9 million in an off-market deal.
A few years ago, the structure underwent a complete transformation after being built in 1955. According to old listings, the expanded house, which includes six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in well over 6,000 square feet, was inspired by a fusion of Japanese and traditional architecture. Featuring natural materials like Nigerian obeche wood, imported mahogany and California stone, as well as semi-transparent sliding doors that let in natural light and evoke Japanese paper-paned Shoji doors, the home is charmingly obscured from the street by a wall and bougainvillea-covered gate.
There are some unique interior choices that may not appeal to everyone, such as the black ribboned stone in the stunning kitchen and the angular cabinetry. With its glass walls and terraces, multiple patios and terraces, and lavish detailing throughout, this house is undeniably stylish and desirable. There are six bedrooms in the house, all with full ensuite bathrooms, and a privacy-enhancing infinity pool out back.
Since the mid-2000s, Antosca has been a prolific screenwriter, but his 2016 film "Channel Zero" put him on the map. Additionally, he co-created the Hulu limited series "The Act" and will write and produce Peacock's upcoming drama miniseries "A Friend of the Family." Additional credits include producing 13 episodes of Hannibal and co-creating Candy, which is based on Candy Montgomery. Eat the Cat Productions is owned by the New Orleans native.
In May, Antosca and Pechman sold their $2 million starter home in L.A.'s Glendale neighborhood, where they lived before they bought their big Hollywood home.