Architect-to-the-stars and master of Hollywood Regency John Elgin Woolf created mansions for celebrities including Bob Hope and Vincente Minnelli (Liza's dad), and is also responsible for this place, set back above the Sunset Strip. The 1951 estate is one of three built by Woolf on what was then part of the sizable estate of filmmaker George Cukor, who directed such classics as My Fair Lady, The Philadelphia Story, and the Judy Garland version of A Star is Born. The owners now seem to be producer John Goldwyn (film royalty himself—his family is the "G" in MGM) and his husband, Sunset Tower hotelier Jeff Klein.
The 2,760-square-foot dwelling has a designer garden, a swimming pool, and an outdoor shower in the master bathroom from which to enjoy the wonderfully landscaped surroundings. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom residence features an unusual oval-shaped screening room (with suede walls), 14-foot ceilings in the living room, a large brick fireplace, and, in one of the bathrooms, two giant marble sinks. It's listed for $6.395 million.
· 9198 Cordell Drive, Los Angeles, CA [Estately]