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Rock Hudson’s onetime home sells for over the asking price in Studio City

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“Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore has found harmony in the market for his storied home in Studio City, selling the post-and-beam above Coldwater Canyon for $1.175 million. That’s $80,000 over the asking price and nearly double what Moore paid for the home four years ago: $640,000.

The Midcentury house, designed by architect Ralph Bowerman and built in 1950, has Hollywood ties that precede Moore’s recent ownership. The flat-roofed residence was once occupied by screen legend Rock Hudson for a number of years.

The 1,008-square-foot home retains its original vibe with an open floor plan, clean lines, overhanging eaves and polished concrete floors. Tongue and groove ceilings pair with thick beams for a classic modernist look.

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A living room, a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar and a dining area are among the common rooms. Walls of glass windows and doors wrap the exterior, bringing the grounds inside.

The lone bedroom features a sitting area/office and sliding glass doors that open to a brick patio with a hammock.

Various patios, drought-tolerant landscapes and mature trees fill the outdoor setting. Near the edge of the property, a wood-plank deck surrounds a plunge pool.

The house came to market in late April for $1.095 million and was under contract in about 10 days, records show.

John Galich of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent. Caroline Berkman Lewis of Partners Trust Beverly Hills represented the buyer.

Moore, 45, has directed such television shows as “Dawson’s Creek,” “One Tree Hill” and “Trophy Wife.” Among his film credits is the comedy “Sisters” (2015), which stars Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

He was nominated for a Tony Award for his direction of the musical “Avenue Q” (2003).

Hudson, who died in 1985 at 59, was a popular leading man and emerged as a sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s. He starred in such films as “Giant” (1956) and “Pillow Talk” (1959) and the 1970s television series “McMillan & Wife,” among others.

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neal.leitereg@latimes.com

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