David Arquette lists historic Craftsman in Windsor Square for $8.5 million

Actor David Arquette has put his historic home in Windsor Square up for sale at $8.495 million.
(Nick Springett | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

Actor, producer and quasi-professional wrestler David Arquette has hoisted his historic home in the Windsor Square area of Los Angeles on to the market at $8.495 million after roughly two years of ownership.

Named the O’Melveny House for its original owner, lawyer and former dean of the California bar Henry O’Melveny, the stately Craftsman was originally built in 1909 on Wilshire Boulevard in what is now Koreatown. In 1930, the O’Melveny family had the house moved to Windsor Square to be closer to their friends.

Designed by Sumner Hunt of Hunt, Eager & Burns, the restored Los Angeles Historic-Cultural monument retains its vintage good looks. Handcrafted mahogany doors give way to a wood-paneled foyer topped with painted and beamed ceilings. Six wood-burning fireplaces hark to a bygone era.

The early 1900s Craftsman home was built in Koreatown and was moved to Windsor Square in 1930.
The early 1900s Craftsman home was built in Koreatown and was moved to Windsor Square in 1930.
(Nick Springett )

Within the 9,708 square feet of refined interiors are formal living and dining rooms, a den, a family room, a bar, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A chef’s kitchen features a butler’s pantry and broad marble-topped island/bar.

His and hers closets, a rarity in early 1900s homes, highlight the master suite. A game/recreation room is on the third floor.

Landscaped grounds of three-quarters of an acre are filled with mature trees, lawn, a meditation pond and swimming pool and spa. A large outdoor fireplace sits by the pool.

Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, holds the listing.

Arquette, 44, has film credits that include the “Scream” film franchise, “Eight Legged Freaks” (2002) and “Never Been Kissed” (1999). He served as an executive producer of the TV series “Cougar Town” during the show’s run from 2009 to 2015.

During a brief wrestling career in the early 2000s, he once held the WCW Heavyweight title.

He bought the house in 2014 for $7.15 million, records show.


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