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Whimsical 1930s Mediterranean-style house with Old Hollywood ties asking $1.35M

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Fun nautical touches and knotty pine flair!

Courtesy of Margaret Lynne, RE/MAX Olson & Associates

Time capsule fans, gather ‘round—this one’s pretty special. On the market for the first time ever, this 1937 Mediterranean villa in Sherman Oaks was the longtime home of actress Lorna Gray and her husband, actor David Brian. Gray, who appeared on the big screen opposite John Wayne, Buster Keaton, Boris Karloff, and the Three Stooges, died in May just a few months shy of her 100th birthday, two decades after her husband.

The frozen-in-time residence sits on a ridgetop lot south of Valley Vista Boulevard and contains three bedrooms and three baths within its 2,547 square feet. Its former occupants seem to have shared an appreciation for the nautical life, as evidenced by the home’s downstairs bar and guest room—designed to resemble an ocean liner complete with mast, captain’s wheel, sleeping berths, and porthole windows—along with the sweet pair of sailboats etched onto the glass shower doors in the top floor bath.

Other standout interior elements include vaulted, beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, knotty-pine paneling, built-in furniture, French windows, steel kitchen cabinetry, and vividly colored vintage tile.

The .35-acre property also features a sizable swimming pool, terraced gardens, and secluded patios that offer scenic city and mountain vistas. It’s listed with an asking price of $1.35 million.