The Los Angeles Holmby Hills gated estate that once belonging to Audrey Hepburn, Eva Gabor and other top movie stars is now for sale, priced at $13.995 million.
Since the 1920s after Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford (a Canadian) built their Pickfair Mansion in the new town of Beverly Hills, many of Hollywood’s top stars chose the area for their trophy homes. One home on Delfern Drive attracted more than its fair share of celebrity owners including Audrey Hepburn and Eva Gabor.
Located in the celebrity-infused neighborhood of Holmby Hills, the 7,000-square-foot traditional mansion is accessed through a gated entrance down a paved drive to the motor court. The private compound includes over an acre of lawns, tennis court, swimming pool, terraces, a 700-square-foot guesthouse with kitchen and a detached 1,000-square-foot staff quarters/office with living, dining, kitchen, one bedroom and two baths.
The main house, originally built in 1938 and designed by popular architect Paul Williams includes a grand foyer with focal curved stairwell, formal living room with fireplace and dedicated library nook, dining room, family room, kitchen, breakfast room and two staff bedrooms on the first floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms, including the master suite, totaling six bedrooms and four baths. Some rooms have glass walls overlooking mature gardens.
Not surprisingly, the house also had a strong attraction to other stars of the era who lived there including David Niven and later, Mia Farrow.
The listing agent is Jade Mills of Jade Mills Estates through Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.