Not long after Thomas Middleditch claimed in a 2019 Playboy magazine interview that the swinger lifestyle saved his marriage, the “Silicon Valley” and “B Positive” star’s costume designer wife Mollie Gates filed for divorce. Gates was granted a $2.625 million settlement, while Middleditch retained two Los Angeles properties, a mountain retreat in Big Bear Lake, Calif., and a residence in his Canadian hometown of Nelson, British Columbia.
Around the time their divorce was finalized, in the spring of 2021, the couple’s Big Bear Lake getaway was unloaded in an off-market deal valued at $1.1 million and some six months later, their fashionably appointed primary home in L.A.’s historic Hollywood Dell neighborhood went for $150,000 over its $2.2 million asking price.
The sitcom and film veteran still owns a small Hollywood Hills condo he picked up almost a dozen years ago for $260,000, and last summer the newly single swinger paid married actors Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott almost $4.5 million for an updated 1970s home set on a third of an acre of hillside property just about as high in the Hollywood Hills as one can get. Now, not even a year later, Middleditch has put his recently acquired city-view bachelor pad up back up for sale at $4.7 million.
It appears Middleditch has made few substantive changes to the interiors of the not quite 3,000-square-foot home that might best be described as a European inspired villa meets a modern-minded Spanish hacienda. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms within the single-level main house, while a detached studio-style guest cottage, built of rusticated stone, includes another bathroom, this one with a steam shower.
A round stained-glass window adds character to the foyer and inky, high-gloss wood floors ground the sprawling open-plan living space that showcases vaulted ceilings and a massive arched fireplace set into a vintage brick wall. Ridge-line skylights flood the space with natural light and French doors provide easy access to the swimming pool. In an adjoining lounge, a massive arched window frames an unobstructed view that extends clear across the San Fernando Valley.
Built-in bookcases flank a muscular, rusticated stone fireplace in one of the guest bedrooms, which the sitcom veteran decked out with a couple of foosball tables, while the main bedroom enjoys direct pool access, along with a sleekly appointed bathroom.
There are lofty mountain and glittery city lights views from the brick terrace that surrounds the pool, as well as from a pergola-shaded stone terrace set on a grassy plateau notched into the hillside below the house.