By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
1:06 PM PDT, June 18, 2012
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has sold her house in Brentwood for $2.705 million — more than she was asking.
Andrews owned the traditional-style home with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards. Less than a month after coming on the market at $2.649 million in April, the tidy white home with gray shutters was in escrow.
Features include a family room and living room with French doors opening to a garden and a formal dining room with a cathedral ceiling. An artist's studio with a bathroom sits above the garage for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The lot, which is less than a quarter acre, is surrounded by tall hedges and is gated. There is a swimming pool and spa.
Andrews, 76, starred in musicals including "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot." She won a lead actress Oscar for "Mary Poppins" (1964) and starred in "The Sound of Music" (1965), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), "Victor Victoria" (1982) and the "Princess Diaries" films in 2001 and 2004. Last year she received a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement.
Edwards, who died in 2010 at 88, received an honorary Oscar in 2004 for his work including "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Great Race" (1965) and the "Pink Panther" films.
Public records show the property was purchased in 1989 for $1.2 million.
Gary Glass of Prudential California Realty in Brentwood was the listing agent. Jody Fine of Prudential's Palisades office represented the buyer.
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