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Grand 1930s Southern Colonial Revival by Beverly Hills City Hall architect asks $4.5M

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The former family home of “It’s a Wonderful Life” star Donna Reed

Photos by Val Riolo, courtesy of Bruce Walker/Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills

Now up for grabs in Beverly Hills is a Southern Colonial Revival from the days when Gone With the Wind was all the rage. Located in sylvan Coldwater Canyon, the 1938 home was built as a speculation project by society architect William J. Gage, who also designed Beverly Hills’ magnificent City Hall with partner Henry Koerner.

Once the family residence of It’s a Wonderful Life star Donna Reed, the six-bedroom, five-bath manor is on the market for the first time in decades. While the listing is light on interior photos, the ones it does have reveal a definitive time-capsule quality.

Along with the classical colonnade, portico, fixed shutters, and pediment door surrounds, the home features, per the listing, original wood windows, moldings, parquet wood flooring, and two fireplaces. Outside, there’s a tiled swimming pool with grotto-style spa, multiple patios, a built-in barbecue, and mature landscaping.

On a .53-acre lot, the vintage property is listed with an asking price of $4.495 million.