Ginger Rogers' former home goes on the market

Ginger Rogers' former home goes on the market
Large picture windows in a Hollywood Hills home formerly owned by Ginger Rogers and Lew Ayres take in the city lights. (Everett Fenton Gidley)

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actress-singer-dancer

Ginger Rogers

and her actor husband,

Lew Ayres,

is listed at $2,395,000.

Tucked away behind walls and gates, the 1927 Spanish-style house has a large second-floor studio, unobstructed 270-degree city and ocean views and a total of five bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,800 square feet of living space. The grounds include an enclosed outdoor patio/entertainment area with a barbecue pit, a fireplace and a koi pond.

Rogers gained widespread recognition for her performance in "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933), popularizing the song "We're in the Money." She was often paired with dance partner

Fred Astaire

in films such as "Top Hat" (1935) and "Shall We Dance" (1937). Rogers won a lead actress Oscar for "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" (1940).

Ayres, with scores of film and television credits, starred in "Young Dr. Kildare" (1938). He reprised the role in more than a half-dozen subsequent movies.

James Nasser of Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills, has the listing.