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Film director Duncan Jones wraps on a Hollywood Hills home sale

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Built in 1935 but updated since, the corner-lot home has three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a treetop balcony and tiered terraces out back.
(Realtor.com)

Duncan Jones — son of David Bowie and director of films such as “Source Code” and “Mute” — has sold his Hollywood Hills home of five years for $1.6 million.

He listed the property in April shortly after shelling out $3.55 million for a traditional-style home in Sherman Oaks, records show. The move was an upgrade for Jones, because the new place is nearly three times the size of his now-former home in the hills.

Built in 1935, the rustic retreat sits on a secluded corner lot. Inside, the remodeled two-story interior features three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in roughly 2,000 square feet.

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Farmhouse vibes are heavy in the common spaces, as white-painted beams top an expansive living and dining room with a fireplace. A center-island kitchen with slate tile floors sits to one side. On the other, there’s a wall of built-ins.

Two of the three bedrooms are master suites, and both feature custom bathrooms and cedar-lined closets. A wine cellar and treetop balcony complete the interior.

Out back, tiered terraces descend past a tree with a swinging bench to a waterfall-fed pool and spa. Fencing and landscaping make the space private.

Craig Strong of Compass held the listing. Michael Bary, also with Compass, represented the buyer.

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Jones, 48, is the son of late singer-songwriter David Bowie and model-actress Angela Bowie. He won the BAFTA award for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer for his 2009 film, “Moon,” which remains his most celebrated work. His other credits include “Source Code,” “Warcraft” and 2018’s “Mute.”


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