Actor Barry Miller's wood, stone and glass retreat in the Hollywood Hills is for sale at $2,125,000.
Update: This version includes additional details on the extent of the work done to the property.
The 1963 home, which had undergone a down-to-the-studs remodel by architect Robert Kerr that was completed early this year, has a courtyard entry with a fountain, hand-distressed walnut floors and a two-story wall of glass in the stairwell overlooking trees and a stream. There are three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2,440 square feet. Oversized French doors open to a deck.
The actor purchased the two-story home from "The King of Queens" creator David Litt in March for $1.95 million and has been working on changes to the lighting, kitchen, bathrooms and exterior.
"I sanded off some of the rougher edges," Miller said. He used more earth tones inside and out to blend with the setting of the home, which is surrounded by oak trees and "has browns, olives and green all around it." He also redid the fountain, replacing the royal blue tiles with grays and powder blue in keeping with the color palette.
Miller, 51, has had an extensive film and stage career, including roles in "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), "Flawless" (1999) and "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (2004). At 27, he won Broadway's "triple crown" -- the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Circle Critics Award and the Tony Award -- for his stage debut in the second part of the Neil Simon trilogy, "Biloxi Blues."
He is selling because he is considering relocating back East to work on a play.
"It's an actor's life," Miller said. "One minute you are living one sort of life here and then fate steps in. I had every intention of living in the house."
Valerie Friedman of Sotheby's International Realty, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times