And so a new chapter begins for Lloyd Wright's Samuel-Novarro House. Built in 1928 for actor Ramon Novarro's personal secretary/companion, Louis Samuel, but taken over and expanded by Novarro after the star discovered Samuel had been embezzling from him, the copper-accented Mayanesque residence in the Los Feliz Oaks famously passed through the hands of Diane Keaton, Leonard Bernstein, and Christina Ricci, who sold it to its most recent owner in 2006 for $2.875 million. The historic landmark has cycled on and off the market since 2011 with a fluctuating asking price that went as high as $4.495 million in March of 2013. Re-listed in late September at $3.995, the .3-acre property finally closed yesterday with a final sale price of $3.8 million.
· Previous Samuel-Novarro House coverage [CurbedLA]