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‘Talking Dead’ host Chris Hardwick parts with his home in Hollywood Hills

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Chris Hardwick, head of the multimedia company Nerdist Industries, has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for about $3.5 million.
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Voice actor, podcaster and television host Chris Hardwick, who last year bought a storied estate in Los Feliz with his fiancée Lydia Hearst, has sold his home in Hollywood Hills for $3.477 million in a deal closed off-market.

Set behind gates on a quarter of an acre, the 1920s two-story has an eclectic European vibe with wrought iron details, Venetian plaster walls and modern fixtures. One level of the home, a log cabin turned studio, evokes a rustic retreat with knotted wood siding, colorful chandeliers and a stone fireplace.

The 5,100 square feet of interiors include formal living and dining rooms, an art studio and a center-island kitchen with doors that open to a dining patio. A separate media room features vaulted ceilings and a Juliet balcony.


A master suite has a terrace balcony and a separate studio for a total of four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Two of the bathrooms have clawfoot soaking tubs.

Outdoors, stone pathways wind through mature trees and terrace gardens.

The house listed for sale last November at $4.05 million before exiting the market in February, records show.

Sharon Hills of Kobeissi Properties listed the property on behalf of Hardwick. Juliette Hohnen and Annie Stewart of Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.


The 43-year-old Hardwick hosts Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and AMC’s “Talking Dead.” He is the co-founder and chief executive of the multimedia company Nerdist Industries.

He bought the property four years ago for $2.05 million.

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