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Novelist-screenwriter Jerry Stahl pens new price for Mount Washington home

Jerry Stahl’s Mount Washington home
The hillside home expands to a deck off the living room and a balcony off the master suite.
(Pierre Galant Photography)

Jerry Stahl, the screenwriter behind “Permanent Midnight” and “Bad Boys II,” is looking to ink a deal in Mount Washington. His hillside home of 15 years is on the market for $1.599 million.

That’s $291,000 less than his original asking price, but still $714,000 more than he paid for it in 2004, records show.

Stahl called the home a “hideaway in the woods.” Dotted with trees and shrubs, the property enjoys views of the city and mountains from its hillside perch.

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Built in 1991 but renovated since, the home features an exterior of stained wood.

In addition to three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, there are a handful of common spaces with picture windows, white walls and hardwood floors. Highlights include an open living/dining room with a vintage fireplace, a kitchen with a breakfast bar and a library with a wall of built-ins.

The space expands to a deck with a lounge. Downstairs, a master suite opens to a balcony of its own.

Heather T. Roy and Learka Bosnak of Douglas Elliman hold the listing.

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Stahl, 65, penned his memoir “Permanent Midnight” in 1995, and it was adapted into a film starring Ben Stiller three years later. He’s written episodes of “Twin Peaks,” “ALF” and “CSI,” and his credits on the silver screen include “Urge” and “Chuck.”

jack.flemming@latimes.com | Twitter: @jflem94


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