The Hollywood Hills home of the late Lizabeth Scott, a film noir beauty in the 1940s and '50s, has sold for $2.45 million -- nearly 37% above the $1.79-million asking price.
The farmhouse-style residence was designed by indoor-outdoor-focused architect Robert Byrd. Built in 1940, the 1,787-square-foot house has a timeless beauty much like that of its longtime owner, who starred with Elvis Presley in "Loving You" (1957), Humphrey Bogart in "Dead Reckoning" (1947) and Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin in "The Strange Love of Martha Ivers" (1946). Known for her striking face, Scott died this year at 92.
A newly painted white exterior puts a fresh face on the vintage two-story, which sits behind gates above the Sunset Strip.
The ground floor of the home features a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wood floors, a wide galley-style kitchen and a powder room. On the second level, two en suite bedrooms have pitched and beamed ceilings.
A paver patio sits off the living room beside the kidney-shaped swimming pool.
Zach Goldsmith of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Elisa G. Ritt of Nourmand & Associates represented the buyer.