‘Little Women’ producer Denise Di Novi lists Laguna Beach cottage


Film producer Denise Di Novi, whose credits include “Focus” and the upcoming Greta Gerwig film “Little Women,” has put her Laguna Beach home of the last decade on the market for $2.195 million.

That’s about $900,000 more than she paid for it in 2009, real estate records show.

The 1930s cottage sits a few blocks from the beach and enjoys a peaceful setting of gardens, brick patios and landscaped lounges under hanging lights. The bright interior employs color sparingly, with bold shades of blue, green and orange popping up in an otherwise whitewashed floor plan.


The 1,613 square feet of living space holds three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, a media room and a breakfast nook. A light-filled living room has vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. Upstairs, the second-story master suite expands to a private balcony. A guest bedroom ascends to a loft lounge.

The remodeled kitchen is a space all its own. Topped by a skylight, it features quartzite countertops, a porthole and bi-folding windows that take in leafy garden views.

Di Novi, 63, joined New World Pictures in the ’80s before leaving for Tim Burton Productions, where she produced the films “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “James and the Giant Peach.” Her directorial debut, “Unforgettable,” was released in 2017.

Heidi Cleveland and Frank Hufnagel of Surterre Properties hold the listing.