On the market for the first time in 60 years is the former residence of Hollywood icon James Stewart. According to a biography of the actor by Donald Dewey, Stewart lived in the Brentwood home during the 1940s, sharing it for some of that time with fellow actors Burgess Meredith and Johnny Swope when all three were bachelors.
In 1949, Stewart left both Brentwood and bachelorhood behind when he married former model Gloria Hatrick McLean and purchased the Beverly Hills home where he and his wife would spend the rest of their days. In 1998, that residence on Roxbury Drive was famously demolished to make way for a Tuscan-style villa twice its size, and many signs point to this house suffering a similar fate.
Chief among those signs would be the fact that the listing doesn’t offer any specifics about the property apart from its lot size—”just under 1/2 acre of flat land”—and its celebrity association. It’s also conspicuously skimpy on photos of the interior. But for anyone who’s interested, the traditional-style home was built in 1938 and contains four bedrooms and four baths within 4,621 square feet of living space. Features include original peg-and-groove hardwood floors, two fireplaces, wood-paneled walls, and built-in bookcases.
Located a couple blocks north of San Vicente Boulevard at 12731 Evanston Street in Brentwood Park, the property is listed with Justin Mandile of Sotheby’s International Realty at an asking price of $7.75 million.