‘Straight Outta Compton’ producer Scott Bernstein splits from Los Feliz estate


Down the hill from Griffith Observatory, the Los Feliz home of Scott Bernstein has sold for $4.25 million.

That’s around a quarter of a million less than the price he asked in October, but the Universal executive turned independent producer still made a bundle from the sale. He bought the Spanish-style spot four years ago for $2.46 million, records show.

Charles Gault — the architect behind Hancock Park’s Il Borghese complex, featured in David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive” — built the residence in 1924. The home’s period touches include arched doorways and groin-vault-style ceilings. Artistic tilework rings a swimming pool and spa out back.


In just over 3,000 square feet, there are four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The foyer descends to a living room lined with French doors. Other main-level spaces include a dining room, a family room, a breakfast nook and center-island kitchen with herringbone tile and modern lighting fixtures.

The master suite sits upstairs, expanding to include a private balcony and bathroom with checkered floors. A second bedroom offers a balcony as well.

Landscape designer Michael Baer handled the quarter-acre grounds, which feature plenty of green space and a poolside cabana.

Bernstein joined Universal in 2004 and served in a number of high-ranking roles including executive vice president of production. He left the company a decade later to become an independent producer; his credits include “Straight Outta Compton” and “Ride Along 2.”

Tori Barnao and Gersh Gershunoff of Compass held the listing. Jill Galloway, also with Compass, represented the buyer.

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