January 25, 2021

DCTRS

Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

Ava Duvernay asks $2.48 million for Hollywood Hills home

Ava Duvernay is eyeing a scene change in Hollywood Hills. Just after the new year, the Oscar-nominated director behind “Selma” and “When They See Us” relisted her scenic hillside home for $2.48 million.

She paid $1.85 million for the property in 2017, records show, but then upgraded last year, shelling out $9.8 million for a 7,380-square-foot Mediterranean estate on half an acre in Los Feliz.

This one’s a bit cozier at 3,600 square feet but fills its space with sunny, glass-filled, skylighted living spaces that take in sweeping views of the canyons below. In Hollywood Knolls, it spans three stories with four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

An open floor plan brightened by clerestories unites a chef’s kitchen, dining area and living room with a fireplace on the main level. The space expands outside to one of three decks that hang off the back of the home.

Downstairs, the lower levels add an office, bonus room, media room and primary suite with a sitting room and spa bathroom.

A Southern California native, Duvernay received a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for her 2014 film “Selma,” and her other credits include “Middle of Nowhere” and “A Wrinkle in Time.” She received another Oscar nomination for her 2016 Netflix documentary “13th.”

Jeremy Fischer of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.