This Spanish-style home just west of the Los Angeles Country Club was once home to screen icon Marlene Dietrich, and the four-bedroom home still has plenty of old Hollywood luster.
According to the Movieland Directory, the sultry German actress lived in the home during the 1930s, at the peak of her stardom.
Built in 1932, the home was designed by notable Los Angeles architect L. G. Scherer. With 6,167-square-feet of living space, the house is built around an elegant central courtyard with trees and neatly landscaped garden areas.
Interior features include terra cotta tile and hardwood floors, stained glass windows, and dramatically vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. The home also features a total of six fireplaces, a wine cellar, spacious common areas—including a living room with built-in bar, and plenty of outdoor access points.
The second level of the home features numerous balcony areas, including a long loggia overlooking the central courtyard.
Situated on a half-acre lot, the home is separated from the LACC golf course by a wall of trees. The grounds include a large swimming pool, multiple seating areas, and a tiled outdoor fireplace.
The home sold back in October for a little under $5.5 million (it featured a slightly more extravagant interior design scheme at the time). Now, it’s back on the market asking $6.495 million.
- 868 Birchwood Drive [Jane Gavens | John Aaroe Group, Marc Noah and Jay Robertson | Sothebys International Realty]