Get a load of this residence built for the silent film superstar Dolores Del Rio in the late 1920s (1926-1927). According to an LA Times article about Del Rio, she "reached true star status in 1928," so this stunningly tiled, 6,221-square-foot domain of hers, seen on LA Home and Style, would have come into being just as she was hitting it big. That seems like a great way to celebrate finally making it in Hollywood.
Now, the estate's five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms have been "luxuriously updated," but the "hand-forged iron lattices, carved Cantera stonework and Moorish filigrees" remain. The impressive living room features a show-stoppingly large fireplace and 15-foot ceilings. (It's not clear if that weird neon "Self Service" sign is part of the deal.) A 40-foot covered porch runs along the south side of the house, connecting the interior to the lovely outdoor spaces, including a pool, a spa, tiled water features and benches, and abundant greenery. Last sold in 1993 for just over $4.925 million, it's now listed for $5.295 million.
· Tour Dolores del Rio's Dreamy 1920s Spanish Hacienda in Outpost Estates [LAHS]
· 1903 Outpost Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068 [Redfin]
· Dolores del Rio and Cedric Gibbons' 1930s Art Deco Estate in Santa Monica [Curbed LA]