Oh yeah, the Fox Residence in Chatsworth is up for sale. The 1951 Pereira & Luckman house has an incredibly star-studded history from its early days all the way to today. It was built for Chase Manhattan Bank heiress Dora Hutchinson, who, according to Forbes, threw "massive who’s who parties for Hollywood, hosting the A-list likes of Lucille Ball and Ava Gardner, and shooting off fireworks to signal Happy Hour to her neighbors." The listing says that Judy Garland and Vicente Minnelli were married on the property. After Hutchinson moved to New York, she rented the Fox (also known as the Farralone) to Frank Sinatra for almost a decade, who in turn sublet the guesthouse (which has its own pool) to Marilyn Monroe. She had her last, famous photoshoot in one of the pools and supposedly spent time there with John F. Kennedy. More recently, it made Mad Men viewers drool playing a Palm Springs house in the episode "The Jet Set." Dreamgirls, Ali, and Californication also filmed there.
The property is 14 acres and includes a 10,000 square foot main house with four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, and a lower-level production studio; a 1,000 square foot guesthouse with one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms; a detached gym; a nine and a half acre vineyard (that has a tentative tract map for subdivision), and room for parking 200 cars.
Forbes says that "the current owners have updated, restored and decorated the living space to embody that time period" (we wouldn't call it a perfect restoration--how 'bout that awful bathroom?). According to the listing agent, the house makes bundles as a filming location, as much as $2 million a year, and even comes with its own property manager who deals with and is paid for by the studios.
Asking price is $12 million.
· The $12 Million Frank Sinatra Estate Where Marilyn Monroe Rendezvoused With Jack Kennedy [Forbes]
· Farralone Estate [Official Site]