The House That Jack Black Built Goes on the Market

The comedic actor/musician and his wife showed remarkable taste and talent in remodeling a humble midcentury home into a masterpiece of modern architecture.

The House That Jack Black Built

Jack Black photo by: Theo Wargo/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
House photo courtesy of Joe Babajian
The 1958 home in the Hollywood Hills that Jack Black and his wife, Tanya Haden, remodeled from top to bottom in 2006 is now on the market for $2,899,000.

Everyone knows Jack Black is a comedic genius, but who knew he had such good taste in architecture and design? The 1958 home that he and his wife, Tanya Haden, remodeled from top to bottom in 2006 is now on the market for  $2,899,000. That’s really quite the reasonable price, considering the home’s size, architectural integrity and location, just off Mulholland Drive and west of Laurel Canyon.

Photo courtesy of Joe Babajian Black bought the house in 2002 for the unusual price of $1,075,010. It was originally constructed in 1958. The comedian/musician and his wife Tanya Haden, an accomplished cellist, completed the extensive remodel in 2006.

"Jack Black and his wife have fascinating architectural style,” says realtor Joe Babjian, who, along with Steven Walton of Rodeo Reality, is representing the property. “Structural beams can be seen throughout the estate, exposing the beautiful bone structure of the house. It's an exceptional, modern home ideally located in the beautiful Hollywood Hills.”

The 3,906-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath modern has high ceilings, concrete floors and walls of glass, yet the light that illuminates almost every room and the foliage surrounding the house make the interior seem warm and livable, rather than cold and industrial. In addition to the house, there’s a pool, an outdoor kitchen, several water features and dining/living pavilions on the 10,750-square foot-lot.

Black bought the house in 2002 for the unusual price of $1,075,010. After he and Haden did the extensive remodel, they sold it in 2007 for $1,210,000. Black, his wife and two children then moved up to a 6,516-square-foot home with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms in Los Feliz, which they bought from Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea for $5,965,000.

Black is currently filming a Goosebumps movie, having recently finished voice work as the title character in Kung Fu Panda 3. He’s also known for his comedy rock group, Tenacious D, as well as films like Bernie, Tropic Thunder, Nacho Libre, King Kong, and perhaps most endearing of all, School of Rock


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