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Legendary Lionel Barrymore estate priced at $7.095 million

Lionel Barrymore estate in 90210 Zip Code on market at $7.095 million; it sold for $3 million a decade ago
Early Lionel Barrymore home in 90210 Zip Code, once rented by Marilyn Monroe, retains its Hollywood grandeur

The home known as the legendary Lionel Barrymore estate is on the market at $7.095 million.

Set within the 90210 ZIP Code, the traditional-style house retains a 1920s Hollywood grandeur. The two-story living room features a wood-beam ceiling, a bar and hardwood floors.

Dual master suites take in city, ocean and canyon views. Other living spaces within the 5,833 square feet include two more bedrooms suites, an office/fifth bedroom, a formal dining room with a fireplace and a family room.

A light-filled loggia along the back of the home houses the gym.

The nearly half acre of grounds are lushly landscaped and contain a large swimming pool and cabana. A funicular travels to the lower end of the yard.

The debonair Barrymore, who died in 1954 at 76, came from a stage and screen family – his parents were actors as well as his brother John and John’s granddaughter Drew. Lionel Barrymore won a best actor Oscar for “A Free Soul” (1931). He had memorable roles as the villain in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) and “Young Dr. Kildare” (1938).

Actress Marilyn Monroe rented the house at one time.

Reflecting the ups and downs of the real estate market, the home was priced at $950,000 in 1979 and at $725,000 in 1986, according to Times display ads. A 1991 Hot Property column reported the estate was listed then at nearly $2 million. More recently, it sold a decade ago for $3 million.

Laura Kalb of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate and Consuela Kielbowicz of Del Rey Urban Brokerage are the listing agents.

lauren.beale@latimes.com

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