Actor Tom Bresnahan who currently owns the house with his wife Elizabeth French was kind enough to give me a tour of the house prior to putting it on the market in October 2010. The house is handsomely updated and quite glamorous. The house is no longer painted pink, Bresnahan was told by the previous owners that ‘Williams wanted the house to be pink, the color of the Beverly Hills Hotel, and he was not to change it’. ‘The new, off-white color, I think is much more elegant.
Actor Tom Bresnahan and his wife, Elizabeth French, have listed their Paul Williams-designed home in Silver Lake for $2,287,000.The 1935 Monterey Colonial, called the Rene Faron residence for its original owner, is on a knoll with lake, canyon, city and mountain views. An oversized motor court and landscaped grounds surround the restored house, which has formal living and dining rooms, a library, a wine cellar, an eat-in kitchen, four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in more than 3,200 square feet of living space.The prolific Williams was known as an ‘architect to the stars.’ He designed homes for entertainer Frank Sinatra and actress Lucille Ball, among others, and worked on such L.A. landmarks as the flying saucer-like Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport.
Bresnahan, 44, has numerous film and television credits including ‘Private Practice’ (2008), ‘The Kingdom’ (2007), ‘Crossing Jordan’ (2001, 2007), ‘CSI:NY’ (2004) and ‘Ski School’ (1990).