A Sherman Oaks home built in 1936 for actress Joyce Compton is on the market at $1.795 million.
Evoking an English farmhouse with a half-timbered exterior, it features beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and oak floors. The updated 3,306-square-foot house includes a den, a family room, three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a separate one-bedroom guesthouse and a swimming pool.
Joyce Compton, who died in 1997 at 90, was in more than 200 films with such stars as Cary Grant, Jack Benny and Clara Bow. She appeared in "Christmas in Connecticut" (1945), "Rose of Washington Square" (1939) and "If I Had a Million" (1932).
Public records show the property last changed hands in 1992 for $775,000.
Aileen Comora and Paul Lester of Westside Estate Agency are the listing agents.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times