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Famed TV Production Designer's Hollywood Hills Villa Asking $1.2 Million

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Built in 1927, the longtime residence of art director Charles Lisanby retains many period details

Now on the market for the first time in decades is the longtime residence of award-winning production designer Charles Lisanby, who passed away in 2013 at the age of 89. The only art director enshrined in the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame, Lisanby designed numerous variety shows for stars such as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Mitzi Gaynor, Diana Ross, and Dolly Parton, along with serving as art director for the Oscars, the Emmys, and other awards shows.

Built in 1927, the Spanish-style villa contains three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths within its 2,124 square feet. Features include original detailed moldings, a stone fireplace, Palladian windows, French doors, and a courtyard patio. The property also has a detached two-car garage with finished studio space above. Asking price is $1.199 million, and open houses are scheduled for Sunday, March 20 between 2 and 5 p.m. and Tuesday, March 22 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2169 Willetta Ave, Los Angeles, 90068 [Bryant/Reichling]