Poof! Magician Justin Willman records a quick sale in the Hollywood Hills

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The home of magician-comedian Justin Willman, whose new show “Magic for Humans” debuted on Netflix last month, has quickly found a buyer in the Hollywood Hills.

The Mediterranean-style house, dating to the early 1920s, hit the market in late July and was listed as pending less than a week later, according to the Multiple Listing Service. It sold Thursday for $1.618 million, or $119,000 over the asking price.

A stairway lined with artistic tile risers leads past a trellis-topped patio and a tiled fountain before ending at the front door. The 2,134 square-foot house was updated by Willman’s wife, interior designer Jillian Sipkins, who introduced new elements while maintaining many original details. Features include arched doorways, exposed beams and Saltillo floors. The kitchen has been refreshed save for a vintage stove.

A living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a library, four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms complete the floor plan. Additional flex space lies on the basement level.


Outside, mature trees and landscaping provide cover for decking, a circular spa and an al fresco dining area. Further up the hillside, a lookout takes in the surrounding hills.

Leslie Romenesko of Douglas Elliman was the listing agent.

Willman, 38, has been a frequent guest on such talk shows as “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen” and “Conan.” He’s also hosted the cooking competition show “Cupcake Wars” and the game show “Win, Lose or Draw.” | Twitter: @LATHotProperty