Home of the Day: Pacific Palisades Traditional built for Virginia Bruce

Home of the Day: House built for early film star Virginia Bruce gets a new look

This renovated Traditional on more than an acre and a half in Pacific Palisades was built for early film star Virginia Bruce and her second husband, director and screenwriter J. Walter Ruben, in the late 1930s. Drawing from East Coast and contemporary style, interiors feature an updated kitchen replete with gold marble countertops and a remade master suite with a freestanding soaking tub. Original details such as a pub room accessible by secret staircase reflects its earlier grandeur.

Location: 1141 Maroney Lane, Pacific Palisades, 90272

Price: $15.9 million

Year built: 1938

House size: 8,100 square feet, seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms

Lot size: 1.53 acres

Features: Dark wood floors, wainscoting, updated kitchen with Calcutta gold marble countertops, formal living and dining rooms, pub room, billiards room, orchard, private spa, waterfalls, stream, formal landscaping

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90272 ZIP Code in April was $2.522 million based on 36 sales, according to CoreLogic. That represents a 1.9% increase in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Cindy Ambuehl, The Agency, (424) 321-4947

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