Per its listing, this 1923 Spanish between the Wilshire Country Club and the LA Tennis Club has been owned by the same family for more than fifty years. Prior to that, it was the home of Robert Aldrich, the director of such films as Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Knife, and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. Perhaps inspired by The Big Knife, which takes place almost entirely inside its lead character's gorgeous mid-century mod mansion, Aldrich hired John Lautner to design a family room addition. Apparently, the alterations did not end there. While the house still looks like your classic 1920s Spanish Mediterranean on the outside, its interior is rather ... eclectic. Sited on a .33-acre corner lot, the property features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths (one of which boasts the tiniest sink this side of a Winnebago), two fireplaces, French doors and windows, and a swimming pool. Asking price is $2.375 million.
· 501 N Cahuenga Blvd [Estately]