Hollywood scion Natasha Gregson Wagner has been within the public eye her complete life. In fact, that’s a pure byproduct of being the elder daughter of beloved, iconic Tinseltown star Natalie Wooden, who mysteriously perished off the coast of Catalina Island in 1981 — in a case that’s nonetheless unresolved.
Now in her late 40s, Wagner has acted part-time, showing on the small display (“ER,” “Home M.D.”) and in ’90s movies (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Excessive College Excessive”). However she’s maybe most profitable on the true property entrance, having exponentially grown her multimillion-dollar fortune via a sequence of shrewd property investments.
In 1996, Wagner purchased an oceanfront Malibu cottage that was bought in 2013 for $5.2 million, greater than quadruple what she initially paid. And final 12 months, she unloaded an inland Venice architectural house — designed by the acclaimed Marmol Radziner agency — for an eye-popping neighborhood record of $6.8 million, to a still-unidentified Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur.
Now Wagner has chosen her snazziest funding but, the beautiful A. Quincy Jones-designed Richard and Helen Arens home in Brentwood. The timeless midcentury construction, a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark, was commissioned and inbuilt 1950 for the Crestwood Hills Mutual Housing Association, maybe the one profitable large-scale cooperative housing improvement in all of California.
Tucked into the hills excessive above Sundown Boulevard, not removed from the Getty, the low-slung villa packs in 4 bedrooms and two baths into 2,200 sq. ft of dwelling house, comparatively modest proportions by trendy requirements. Although the home isn’t utterly authentic — and a few renovations are apparent, notably the redone Poliform kitchen — each replace has been fairly tasteful and in line with the unique intent of the property.
Partitions of glass and clerestory home windows flood each room with mild. Cement-block partitions and the picket tongue-and-groove ceilings lend the place an industrial, loft-like vibe that’s additional enhanced by the property’s hillside perch — its sweeping vistas soak up an enormous, cinematic swath of the L.A. basin. On a transparent day, the views stretch to the Pacific Ocean and Catalina on the horizon.
Better of all, the property has its personal swimming pool — one thing of a rarity in these tightly-packed hills — and it’s a doozy: a sultry, easy oval that completely compliments the elegant, pared-down nature of the home. Patios and drought-tolerant plantings full the considerate bundle.
Moreover her new Brentwood gem, Wagner additionally maintains a vacation getaway within the spectacularly scenic city of Ojai, Calif., about 1.5 hours northwest of L.A. by car. And in 2017, she purchased a multi-acre lakefront retreat in Northport, Michigan, with 400 ft of water frontage and a personal dock. That secluded property will not be removed from Traverse Metropolis, the place her husband — “seventh Heaven” actor Barry Watson — spent his early childhood.