HOLLYWOOD HILLS—According to Los Angeles County property records, a home owned by Los Angeles crime noir writer James Ellroy is being sold in the Hollywood Hills for just under $1.3 million.

The Spanish-style house was built in 1926, and sits on a .13 acre property (about 2,000 square feet) on a cul-de-sac in Bronson Canyon. The house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, one of which is noir-ishly decorated in all black tiles. There is a fireplace in the master bedroom, which has French doors that lead out to a private brick-walled garden.

Ellroy has written several novels that have been adapted for the screen, most notably LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia. He writes dark and complex novels that depict life in a Los Angeles peopled by criminals and corrupted authority.

Ellroy has owned the house since 2012, when he bought it for just over $1 million. The walls of his current home appear to be decorated with posters that feature titles of his work.

A reporter asked Ellroy in a 2012 interview what he thought of the movie adaptations of his books, and he replied, “[Film studios] can do whatever the [expletive] they want as long as they pay me.”

Ellroy’s most recently published novel is 2014’s national bestseller Perfidia, historical and crime fiction set during the Second World War.

Open-house viewing of the 2252 Bronson Hill Drive property is scheduled for Sunday, June 28 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

James Ellroy's House in the Hills
James Ellroy’s House in the Hills