A few years back, the A. Quincy Jones-designed residence that once served as It's a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra's retirement home came on the market looking very un-Capra-ish indeed. The glassy midcentury piece sited on a golf course in La Quinta seemed more appropriate for a member of the Rat Pack than a luminary of golden age Hollywood. Now, another former Capra residence has hit the market, and this one looks very much the part.
According to the LA Times, the home was built for Capra in 1925, just as the young director was beginning to make a name for himself in Hollywood with films like The Village Blacksmith and The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House (no, we didn't just make up these titles). It's a Spanish-style home nested in the Hollywood Hills just off Cahuenga Boulevard, and it's filled with old Hollywood flair. Exposed beams run throughout, with beautiful hardwood floors and a vaulted ceiling highlighting the impressive living room.
The four-bedroom, 4,000 square-foot home also features a tiled basement area, an elegantly landscaped backyard, and a boring but perfectly functional remodeled kitchen. To complete the golden age Hollywood aesthetic, stagers seem to have mounted a few posters for Capra's films on the walls of the kitchen. Asking price for this silent-era throwback is $2 million even.