Pee-wee's Hollywood Hills playhouse is up for sale for $5 million after actor Paul Reubens' death

A sunset view over the Hollywood Hills estate of Paul Reubens
Actor Paul Reubens bought his Hollywood Hills home for $415,000 with earnings from his role in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." A year after his death, the estate has been listed for sale for $4.995 million.Sam Wadieh
  • Paul Reubens bought his Los Feliz home for $415,000 with earnings from "Pee-wee's Big Adventure."

  • Now, a year after his death from cancer, the estate has been listed for sale at $4.995 million.

  • Built in 1957, the midcentury modern home features sweeping views of LA and the Hollywood Hills.

You may not want to get mixed up with a guy like him, but the iconic loner and comedic actor Paul Reubens had great taste.

In 1985, Reubens purchased his estate in California's Hollywood Hills for $415,000 using earnings from his role as the titular character in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," his personal assistant and trustee, Allison Berry, told The Wall Street Journal.

Now, a year after his death from cancer, his Los Feliz home has hit the market with a listing price of $4.995 million. The property features stunning views, whimsical wallpaper, a custom catio Reubens built for his feline friends, and a tribute to the role that made him a household name.

Take a look inside.

A 'trophy property in the making.'

A view of the living room inside Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate
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Nestled at the end of a private road in "The Oaks" neighborhood of Los Feliz, real-estate agent Juliette Hohnen of Douglas Elliman calls the listing "a trophy property in the making."

Built in 1957, the property features timeless architecture and vintage wallpaper throughout.

A view of the lounge inside Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate
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On the market for the first time in almost 40 years, the 1.4-acre lot offers 360-degree views of Los Angeles and the surrounding canyons, including Griffith Park Observatory and the Hollywood sign.

"It was kismet for him because he loved the '50s," Berry told The Journal.

The den includes a wet bar and fireplace.

The sitting room inside Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate features whimsical wallpaper
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The home is a classic one-story mid-century ranch with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It features sliding doors that open to the patio with pool and spa and a cozy den with a built-in wet bar and fireplace.

With panoramic views throughout, the kitchen overlooks the nearby hills.

The kitchen in Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate features views of the Hollywood Hills.
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The spacious kitchen, complete with vintage wallpaper, has a built-in breakfast nook and laundry room.

The primary bedroom suite opens into a custom-built cat patio.

The primary bedroom in Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate opens to an outdoor cat patio.
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The primary suite features a dressing area with a built-in vanity, a sitting room, and a bathroom that opens to an enclosed cat patio or "catio" Reubens built for his feline friends.

Reubens' catio was specially designed to protect his cats from wildlife prowling in the Hollywood Hills.

Paul Reubens build a custom catio for his feline friends in his Hollywood Hills home.
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Berry told The Journal Reubens created the catio to protect his cat, Koko, from wildlife in the area and decorated the walls with shells from his hometown of Sarasota, Florida.

Reubens later adopted three more cats, Sam, Hugo, and Henry, who for years enjoyed climbing the jungle gym, Berry told the outlet.

The home features vintage wallpaper Reubens collected.

The guest bedrooms of Paul Reubens' Los Feliz estate are connected by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
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Two guest bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, styled with timeless 1950s-era features.

"For him, it was all about restoring that house and keeping that house very much true to the original concept," Berry told The Journal. "And so to be able to put in this vintage wallpaper that he had saved, he just loved that."

Reubens regularly entertained at the property, hosting parties for famous friends.

The guest rooms inside Paul Reubens' Hollywood Hills home have equally stunning views as the primary bedroom.
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Each guest room features exceptional views of the surrounding hills. Reubens regularly hosted parties and dinners for his friends, including "Goodfellas" actress Debi Mazar and "Scream" actor David Arquette.

Reubens' and Mazar's signed handprints remain embedded in the concrete near the pool and hot tub outside, Berry told The Journal.

Outside, amid Reubens' precious garden, sits an apparent tribute to Pee-wee Herman.

Outside sits a tribute to Paul Reubens' iconic role as Pee-wee Herman.
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Reubens planted a cactus garden on the property, as well as guava and persimmon trees, Berry told The Journal. The lot offers "park-like grounds," according to Hohnen," featuring walking trails, abundant wildlife, and an apparent tribute to Pee-wee's iconic red Schwinn DX cruiser.

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