Singing actress Kathryn Grayson lived in this 1926 Elmer Grey house in Santa Monica for 65 years, according to the LA Times--after her death in February 2010, the house went on the market in June asking $8.995 million, was in contract in July, and sold in October for $7.7 million (according to Redfin it was a multi-property sale). Now Craigslist tells us the new buyer is hoping to use the seven bedroom house on Santa Monica's architecture-packed La Mesa Drive as a rental property, at least for a little while. The wooded Tudor has a dining room, library, breakfast room, butler's pantry, and stained glass windows, while its grounds have plum, avocado, and four types of orange trees. Rent it month to month, furnished or unfurnished, for $28,000 per.
· $28000 / 7br - Santa Monica Estate Lease [Craigslist]