Actor Ed Begley Jr. sells his green home in Studio City

Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. is ready for his next green home project after selling his Studio City residence for $1.025 million.
(Berkshire Hathaway Calif. Properties | Inset: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. has sold his eco-friendly home in Studio City for $1.025 million cash.

The home, built in 1937, was featured prominently on the HGTV and Planet series “Living With Ed,” which chronicled Begley and his family’s efforts to embrace a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.

The 1,586 square feet of living space includes a den, a living room, a formal dining room and two bedrooms. A converted space above the garage adds an additional bedroom suite/man cave.


Solar panels, an energy-efficient kitchen, raised garden beds and a charging station for electric vehicles are among the green additions to the property.

Begley, 64, is known for his roles in the series “St. Elsewhere” (1982) and the films “Pineapple Express” (2008) and “This Is Spinal Tap” (1984). He is currently building “The Greenest Home in America” on an oak-lined lot in Studio City, which is being filmed for his new Web series “On Begley Street.”

Sale of the property closed toward the end of May with the buyer paying $65,000 above the original asking price. Begley paid $225,000 for the home in 1988.

Tim and Cynthia Begley of Berkshire Hathaway Calif. Properties listed the property on behalf of the actor. Miguel Blanco, also of Berkshire Hathaway Calif. Properties, represented the buyer, said to be an investment company with interests in Studio City, in the sale.

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