Michael Eisenberg of Keller Williams Realty, Beverly Hills, has the listing.
Who needs a puny old wine cellar when you can buy a house with a full-fledged pub in it? And not just any old pub -- one where Bette Davis, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Ginger Rogers and hundreds of others carved their names in the bar top. Imagine falling off the same stools where the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame once perched.
The bar, and the 4,100-square-foot house that surrounds it, was once the home of actor Alan Ladd and his agent wife, Carol, who apparently really liked to entertain. The Los Feliz property just sold for $2.55 million, after being listed for $3,495,000 for a relatively short 79 days on the market.
The new owner of the landmark property is songwriter and composer Scott Cutler.
The four-bedroom, 3 1/2 -bathroom house, designed between 1926 and 1928, was the work of architect Marshall P. Wilkinson. It has high ceilings, hardwood floors, four fire- places -- including one each in the kitchen and bar. There are also park-like grounds with a koi pond and patio. The home has original wood moldings, an intimate reading nook and an enhanced foyer with hand-painted Gracie wallpaper. The upgraded gourmet kitchen has a Viking stove and soapstone countertops.
The bar, called the Silent Woman Pub, saw a ton of celebrity foot traffic during Hollywood's Golden Era and the Prohibition.
Ladd, who died in 1964, starred in the 1953 western "Shane."
FOR THE RECORD:
Alan Ladd's wife: The Hot Property column in Saturday's Home section gave the name of actor Alan Ladd's wife as Carol. Her name is Sue Carol. —
New owner Cutler wrote "Sanctuary" with Madonna and "No Man's Woman" with Sinead O'Connor.
Lynne Beavers of Lynne Beavers & Associates, Los Angeles, had the listing. Eric Lowry of Coldwell Banker, Sunset Boulevard office, and Dawn Young of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills East, represented the buyer.