The home was designed in 1929 by architect H.B. Benson for physician Nathan Levin and his family. | Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy of Patricia Ruben/Sotheby’s International Realty

It’s surprisingly sophisticated

Four years after purchasing his Los Feliz home from artist Shepard Fairey, Dispatches From Elsewhere star Jason Segel is now dispatching with the 1929 Mediterranean Revival, having acquired a much larger property in Pasadena.

Located on architecturally-blessed Lowry Road, where you’ll also find homes by Lloyd Wright, Gregory Ain, William Kesling, Kemper Nomland, Jr., and Louis Selden, the tile-roofed residence was designed by architect H.B. Benson for Nathan Levin, a local physician.

The three-story home contains four bedrooms and three and a half baths within its 2,523 square feet. Distinctive details include a step-down living room with steel-framed Palladian windows, wood-beamed ceilings with hand-painted stencils, peg and groove hardwood floors, and a beehive fireplace, a formal dining room with pressed tin ceilings and French doors, wrought-iron sconces and railings, painted tile, and built-in shelving and furniture.

Like the house, the lushly landscaped backyard has multiple levels, including one with an outdoor kitchen and dining area with built-in seating and a concrete fire pit. There’s also an attached two-car garage with direct entry.

Last sold in 2016 for $2.25 million, the property is now on the market with an asking price of $2.75 million. Patricia Ruben of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

The step-down living room has vaulted ceilings with stenciled beams and dramatic steel-framed Palladian windows.
Other distinctive details include tiled risers, built-in shelves, wrought-iron sconces, and an Andalusian fireplace.
The formal dining room features a pressed-tin ceiling, archways, and a pair of French doors that open to a Juliet balcony.
The galley kitchen has been outfitted with modern appliances and cabinetry.
The exceptionally spacious master suite.
The hillside home sits on an 8,016-square-foot lot with multiple patios and terraces.