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Divine Spanish-style in Toluca Lake once belonged to silent film star

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Now asking $5.65M

Photos by Paul Barnaby
Courtesy of Tina Stern/Wish Sotheby’s International Realty

Overlooking the Lakeside Golf Club, this glamorous Spanish Colonial Revival offers a balanced mix of Hollywood history and modern amenities.

Built in 1927, it counts several celebrities among its former residents. Silent film starlet Billie Dove—proclaimed the “most beautiful woman in Hollywood" by studio mogul Louis B. Mayer in the 1920s—once lived here, as did actress Janet Gaynor and her husband, the mononymous designer Adrian, best known for his work on The Wizard of Oz.

Now, the house is owned by musician and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, who’s selling to relocate to music capital Nashville, listing agent Tina Stern tells Curbed.

Fronted by a large motor court, the house measures about 6,000 square feet and holds four bedrooms. There’s also an an office area and some additional living quarters. The entryway makes a statement, with a spiral staircase, lovely tile, and beamed ceilings. The living room features a large fireplace and French doors that open to the outdoors.

The master bedroom has its own private fireplace and a terrace; other rooms have more modest balconies.

The rear yard holds a pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace.

It’s listed for $5.65 million.