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Hollywood Regency with ties to Errol Flynn and Moby fetches $3.875 million

Hollywood Regency with ties to Errol Flynn and Moby fetches $3.875 million
A Hollywood Hills West home once owned by the musician Moby and, before him, leading man Errol Flynn, has sold for $3.875 million. (Berlyn Photography)

A Hollywood Hills West residence where leading man Errol Flynn once made his home has sold for $3.875 million.

Sitting up from the road in the desirable Bird Streets area, the 1920s residence also counts late comedian-actor Paul Lynde, the musician Moby and fashion designer Deanna Berkeley among its former owners.

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In the 1950s, during Lynde's residency, architect John Elgin Woolf was commissioned to renovate the home in the Hollywood Regency style. Woolf drew a star following in his day and designed homes for such names as Cary Grant, Judy Garland and Ricardo Montalban.

Moby and Berkeley came to own the roughly 3,700-square-foot home in 2008, eventually selling it five years later for $2.95 million.

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Recently updated and restored, the three-story home retains its Old Hollywood ambiance. Silver-leaf wood floors, an original marble fireplace and fixtures are among the interior details. Arched windows and French doors take in sweeping views of the cityscape.

A formal living room, a dining room with coffered ceilings, a library/den and a gym are among the common areas. A chef's kitchen has marble countertops and two La Cornue ranges.

Three bedrooms and four bathrooms include a master suite that occupies the entire second floor and has a private terrace. There's also a powder room.

A swimming pool, a domed cabana, patios and a guesthouse fill the grounds.

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Chad Rogers of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Sharona Alperin of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.

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