Longtime home of late ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director John Singleton surfaces for sale

The hillside home takes in city and mountain views from a turf backyard and balcony.
The hillside home takes in city and mountain views from a turf backyard and balcony. (Dean J. Flowers)

In Baldwin Hills, the longtime home of the late film director John Singleton is up for grabs for the first time in 30 years, hitting the market for $1.8 million.

Singleton — who directed hits such as “Baby Boy” and “2 Fast 2 Furious” — has been the home’s only owner since it was built in 1989. Records show he bought it for $700,000 in 1990, a year before the release of his debut film, “Boyz n the Hood,” which is set in nearby Crenshaw.

The house sits on a third of an acre on a hillside cul-de-sac overlooking Los Angeles. A turf backyard, as well as a private balcony attached to the owner’s suite, take advantage of the scenic setting.

Inside, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread across 4,900 square

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