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Historic 1930s Colonial Revival by Paul Williams in Miracle Mile

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Built in 1930, this Colonial Revival is one of two houses designed by Paul R. Williams in the Miracle Mile. As reported in a 2011 LA Times article, the two-story residence is owned by David Willis, producer of such films as Die Hard With A Vengeance, The Whole Nine Yards, A Good Day to Die Hard and other films wherein you might find his brother Bruce. At the time the aforementioned article was published, the home had just suffered a fire in its detached guest apartment that caused an estimated $20,000 worth of damage to the structure, which has since been restored. And, possibly, altered: county records call it a four-bedroom, three-bath house, while the listing marks it as having five bedrooms and five and a half baths. Per the description, the 2,921-square-foot residence also features a step-down living room, hardwood floors, wainscoting, built-ins, double-paned French doors, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a swimming pool. Last sold in 2008 for $1.805 million, the Mills Act-qualified property is now asking $1.749 million.

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