Paul Reubens’ Real-Life Playhouse in Los Feliz Now Available for $5M

Pee-wee Herman’s real-life playhouse is now available for $4,995,000.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the midcentury home of actor Paul Reubens, famous for his TV show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” is for sale for the first time in almost 40 years.

The comedian and star of the popular kids’ show from the 1980s picked up the Los Angeles home in 1985 for just $415,000, according to®. Reubens died of cancer in 2023. He was 70.

“It’s a piece of Hollywood history,” says listing agent Juliette Hohnen, of Douglas Elliman.

The 1.4-acre lot in the Los Feliz area is on a promontory with 360-degree views of canyons and the city, including Griffith Park Observatory and the iconic Hollywood sign.

The midcentury ranch house is on the market for the first time in almost 40 years.


The living room with sliding glass doors


The home was built in 1957.


Paul Reubens added vintage wallpaper to the bar area.


The one-story ranch home is at the end of a private road in the Oaks neighborhood. It features trademark elements of the era, including walls of windows and sliding glass doors that open to a patio and yard.

Reubens added vintage wallpaper in the bar area, bright yellow Formica countertops in the kitchen, and an enclosed cat patio to the house.

“It’s a very lovely, very quirky, but also supercool house,” Hohnen says.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath abode has 2,921 square feet of living space with lovely views from almost every room.

The living room features walls of windows and sliding glass doors, which open to a patio with a pool and spa. The cozy den has the built-in wet bar as well as a fireplace.

In the kitchen, there’s more vintage wallpaper, a built-in breakfast nook, and a pantry with a laundry room.

Two guest rooms share a bathroom, while the primary suite comes with a dressing area, sitting room, and bath that opens to the cat patio.

The kitchen has more vintage touches from Reubens, including wallpaper and countertops.


Almost every room has a view.


The main bedroom with the cat patio


The “catio” Reubens built for his cats


Outside, there are walking trails and wildlife.

“It’s what everybody in L.A. wants, which is a midcentury with views,” Hohnen says of the home.

Reubens created the iconic character Pee-wee Herman and rose to stardom after the Tim Burton–directed movie “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” in 1985. He went on to star in a movie sequel and an Emmy award-winning TV show, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

Reubens was arrested and charged with indecent exposure in 1991. He pleaded no contest. He later moved into acting roles on shows such as “Murphy Brown” and eventually reprised his Pee-wee character for a Netflix special in 2016.

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