HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The Hollywood Hills home of the late architectural photographer Julius Shulman was recently sold to bestselling author Jonah Lehrer. The home, which was only showcased to select individuals, went for $2.25 million.

Although Lehrer’s bid for the house was $200,000 under the asking price, Samuel Heller, Shulman’s nephew and listing agent, obliged with the offer due to the fact that Lehrer planned to keep the house, a Cultural Heritage Monument, intact. The home was designed by influential mid-century modern architect, Raphael Soriano. The 3,382-square-foot home was built in 1950 and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as Shulman’s darkroom and studio.

Jonah Lehrer is a contributing editor for Wired Magazine, the Scientific American Mind and NPR’s Radio Lab, focusing on psychology and neuroscience. A graduate of Columbia University, he has also written for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, among others. He has written two books, “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and “How We Decide.” The latter has been translated into 12 languages.

Shulman died last year at the age of 98. A first-hand name among architects, he was especially known for his 1960 photo of architect, Pierre Koenig’s Case Study House No. 22, one of the most famous images in architectural photography.