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Orson Welles' former home in Sunset Strip area is for sale

Orson Welles' former home in Sunset Strip area is for sale
The former home of Orson Welles has come on the market. (Jeffrey Ong)

The former home of legendary director

Orson Welles

has come on the market in the Sunset Strip area at $1,285,000.

The gated one-third-acre compound includes a Southern Colonial-style main house built in 1921, a guesthouse and a swimming pool. Crown molding and wainscoting are among the period details.

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Welles, who died at 70 in 1985, gained widespread recognition in 1938 with his panic-inducing "The War of the Worlds" radio adaptation of Martian invasion and for the 1941 film "Citizen Kane."

Sharona Alperin of

Sotheby's

International Realty's Sunset office is the listing agent.

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