‘Zoolander’ producer Stuart Cornfeld lists pristine Streamline Moderne in Hollywood Hills

Producer-actor Stuart Cornfeld and performance artist Johanna Went are seeking $2.65 million for their home in the Hollywood Hills.
(Daniel Dahler)

Film producer and actor Stuart Cornfeld and his wife, performance artist Johanna Went, have listed their home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.65 million.

Set above the famed Chateau Marmont, the three-story house is a stellar example of Streamline Moderne design. Built in the 1930s, the house has emphasized curves, clean lines and sets of metal-framed windows characteristic of the late Art Deco-period style. Porthole cut-outs and period fixtures give the interior a nautical vibe.

The 2,771 square feet of living space includes a living room and sitting area that share a two-sided fireplace. The formal dining room has seating for a dozen, and the updated kitchen stays true to the period with chrome, hardwood and checkerboard floors.


A balcony sits off the master suite, which features a one-of-a-kind pitched skylight and en suite bathroom awash in artistic tile. In total, there are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a sauna.

A wine room with walls of curved bookshelves sits next to the garage and has a door that leads to the patio. Bamboo and privacy hedges complete the setting.

Cornfeld, 65, is a producer for Red Hour Productions, which he operates with actor Ben Stiller. Among his film credits is “Zoolander” (2001), “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” (2004) and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

He served as an executive producer for the Comedy Central shows “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” and “Another Period.”


Haya Handel and Gary Barkin of Pacific Union International are the listing agents.

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