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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