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Old Hollywood candymaker’s handsome Nichols Canyon home asking $2.25M

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The 1930s Traditional was the home of hot fudge sundae inventor C.C. Brown

The home is positioned well back from the street behind a majestic sycamore tree.
Courtesy of Frank Bruno

The listing description for this 1930s traditional in the lower outskirts of the Hollywood Hills notes that it was once the family home of C.C. Brown, the Ohio-born candymaker credited with inventing the hot fudge sundae. Brown’s eponymous ice cream parlor was a Hollywood institution for decades, and it was beloved by movie stars—its famous fans included Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Bob Hope, and Marlon Brando—and tourists alike.

It was located a few doors down from the Chinese Theatre and a little over a mile away from the residence at 1733 North Ogden Drive.

Elevated well above the street near Wattles Mansion, the two-story residence contains three bedrooms and three and a half baths within 2,645 square feet of living space. Character features include hardwood floors, crown moldings, wainscoting, two fireplaces, French doors, and Juliet balconies. Along with updated electrical, HVAC, and plumbing systems, the home’s kitchen and bathrooms have been thoroughly renovated, and a luxurious outdoor kitchen has been installed in the backyard.

On a 5,557-square-foot lot, the property is listed with Frank Bruno of Keller Williams at an asking price of $2.25 million. Open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The home has two working fireplaces and extensive moldings and wainscoting throughout.
Other features include hardwood floors and built-in shelving.
The kitchen has been updated with professional-grade appliances, including a six-burner Wolf range and double ovens.
French doors in the master bedroom open up to a Juliet balcony.
The backyard boasts a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, a dining patio, and trickling fountain.