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LA Times Heiress Flipping Judy Garland's Bel Air House

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Garland photo via Bluetramontana Style

Just a year after buying Judy Garland's old house in Bel Air, LA Times heiress Stephanie Booth Murray is flipping it back onto the market with a new look. Garland commissioned architect Wallace Neff to build the house in 1938, the year before the release of The Wizard of Oz. Murray is the great-great granddaughter of General Harrison Gray Otis, who founded the Times Mirror Co. in 1884; she "bought the property to live at it during the renovation of her other Los Angeles-area residence," reports The Hollywood Reporter. Apparently Murray caught reno favor and "has embarked on a thorough renovation" of the Garland house too (see before photos here). The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house sits on more than two and a half acres and has a pool, cabanas, "an original writers' cabin," and a two-car garage, plus a little bonus pedigree: both Quincy Jones and Marvin Gaye have supposedly been renters. Murray bought it last February (only two weeks after listing) for $5.2 million. She's now asking $7.1 million.
· There's No Place Like (Judy Garland's Former Bel-Air) Home [Curbed LA]
· Judy Garland's Bel-Air Residence Hitting the Market for $7.1 Million (Exclusive) [THR]