Open House: Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2 PM - 5 PM
523 North Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills
Beds, Bath: 8, 7.5
Floor Area: 6,753 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Prominently sited on an X-wide corner lot & steeped in Hollywood history, this pristine example of a Monterey Spanish Revival home has been fully renovated with meticulous attention to detail. Grand, yet comfortable, the home features sunlit rms w/ hi clngs, French oak flooring, European cement tiling, French drs, custom hardware and stones, 4 dramatic fireplaces. Stunning central foyer leads to fab pub/ship room, Sublime coved ceiling liv room & adjacent library, magnificent formal dining rm, and lg fam rm next to phenomenal center-isle kitchen with finest appliances. 5 BD upstairs including a master retreat with sit rm/fp/dual custom baths w/ walk-ins. Great wrap-around balcony upstairs as well. Maid's quarters dwnstrs plus an attached 2 BD guest house w/ living rm & priv access. The home surrounds a phenomenal garden with lawns/fountained salt-water pool/big pl house w/ cabanas/kitchenette. Fully gated with tremendous security features. Oversized 2 car garage w/ direct house access."
Despite the absence of details about the home's "Hollywood history" in the listing, we dug around the internet and found the following from CaroleLombard.org: "The home was built in 1928 by architect Roy Seldon Price for Charlie Chaplin's wife, Lita Grey Chaplin. The interiors were done by set designer Harold Grieve. Actress Patricia Barry owned the home from 1959 until November 2010..."
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