The longtime home of Betsy Drake, the late actress and third wife of leading man Cary Grant, has come on the market in West Los Angeles for $1.299 million.
That’s about $1 million more than what the Spanish-style house sold for nearly three decades ago. Drake, who died last year at 92, bought the property in the late 1970s for $260,000, public records show.
Built in the early 1930s, the single-story home retains its vintage vibe. Period details include arched doorways, tile and wood floors and graceful rolled ceilings throughout the 1,722 square feet of living space.
A great room has large picture windows, a fireplace and barrel vaulted ceilings; the kitchen and bathroom feature original subway tile. A formal dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms are also within the home.
Mature tree, lawns and a detached two-car garage fill the grounds. A gated porch sits off the front entry.
Allison Gold of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.
Drake starred opposite of Grant in the comedies “Every Girl Should Be Married” (1948) and “Room for One More” (1952). The couple were married from 1949 to 1962.
She was the granddaughter of developer Tracy Drake, who built Chicago’s Drake Hotel.