Such pedigree this place in Chatsworth has! Built in 1949 (or 1951—previous listings disagree) for Chase Manhattan Bank heiress Dora Hutchinson, the stunning one-story house was designed by prolific architects Pereira & Luckman, who also designed the Theme Building at LAX. Once Hutchinson moved in, she did what any respectable heiress should do: she hosted glamorous parties that were attended by all the big names in Hollywood, including Lucille Ball and Ava Gardner. The Fox Residence, as the property is also called, was known to shoot off its own fireworks to ring in the New Year. When Hutchinson moved back to the East Coast, the house's A-list rep carried on, as she rented the residence out to Frank Sinatra for about a decade. During that time, Sinatra supposedly also rented out the guesthouse to Marilyn Monroe for a while.
The Hollywood connections for the house continue today, as it's used often as a filming location. It popped up in season two of Mad Men, playing the Palm Springs home of some well-to-do new friends of new-to-LA Don Draper, and has appeared in many other TV shows, movies, and music videos too.
Sited atop a hill in Chatsworth, the long, lean Modern has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to the listing. The 6,661-square-foot main house and the detached guesthouse both have their own pools, and many of the rooms have walls of glass that make the most of the property's views of the Valley and the mountains. We last saw the place on the market in 2011 for $12 million (it went back on again for a bit in 2012); it's now back again and asking $7.5 million.
&$183; 9361 Farralone Ave | Chatsworth [The Agency]
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