You know her from the “Charlie’s Angels” movies and the TV show “Elementary.” Actress Lucy Liu has listed her Craftsman home in Fryman Canyon, Studio City, California. She’s owned it for 16 years: a lifetime in Los Angeles. We understand why she’s kept it so long — it’s central to the movie studios, yet it’s located in a private country setting. Compass, the listing agency, asserts, “Homes rarely come on the market in Fryman Canyon.”
Liu bought this home in 2001 from the previous owner, Oscar- and Golden-Globe-winning actress Patricia Arquette. The property and interiors are peaceful and unfussy. Many of the original details like copper and nickel ceiling tiles and vintage, handmade ceramic floor tiles run throughout the space. The 4,098-square-foot Craftsman home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, but the beautiful zen landscaping is what steals the show.
A Craftsman home set in a beautiful zen garden environment
A zen pool cabana tucked into the hillside works perfectly with the Craftsman architecture of Lucy Liu’s home.
Flagstone hardscape and native drought-resistant plants and flowers beautify the outdoor areas.
The secluded entrance features classic Craftsman architecture.
The jacuzzi flows into the sunlit pool, which is the focal point of the backyard.
The poolside cabana can also work as a guest house, small office or meditation/yoga space.
An updated Craftsman home interior with many original finishes
The living room feels brights and airy. The original fireplace exhibits traditional Craftsman details like oak trim and handmade ceramic tiles.
A large floor-to-ceiling window in the living room looks out onto the hillside and trees.
The master suite uses original Craftsman home finishes, including warm wood tones, a zinc tile ceiling and silk embroidered fabric panels behind the bed.
The master bedroom has beautiful garden views.
The den feels relaxed, with a large chaise sectional for hanging out.
The guest room is large enough to hold a king bed. Oak French doors open out to the pool area.
The kitchen emulates a typical Craftsman home, with dark wood cabinets and hand-patterned tiled floors. Professional-grade stainless steel appliances update the design and functionality. Photography by Compass.