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Onetime haunt of writer Nathanael West is for sale in the Hollywood Hills

Onetime haunt of writer Nathanael West is for sale in the Hollywood Hills
The onetime home of writer Nathanael West was built in 1924 and sits behind gates. (Michael McNamara)

A Hollywood Hills residence that was once home to writer Nathanael West is on the market at $1.099 million.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Mediterranean was built in 1924. There's another bedroom and bathroom in the detached guest quarters.

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Beamed ceilings, skylights and terra cotta paver floors are among the details.

Set behind the privacy gates, the main house includes formal living and dining rooms, an office and an updated kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling French doors open to a patio with a colorful tile fountain.

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West, who died in 1940 at 37, was a screenwriter and the novelist who penned "Miss Lonelyhearts." His novel "The Day of the Locust" was made into a 1975 film starring Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith and Karen Black.

The property last changed hands in 2006 for $935,000.

Jacqueline Tager of Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent.

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Twitter: @LATHotProperty

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