Fairfax home built for Oscar-winner Wallace Beery returns to market
In Fairfax, a Streamline Moderne-style home designed and built for Academy Award-winning actor Wallace Beery has resurfaced at $1.685 million, a slight price increase from when it was last on the market in 2019.
Berry, who appeared in more than 230 films and won a best actor Oscar for “The Champ” in 1931, had the home built in 1936 and used it as a retreat while working at the nearby studios.
The home, designed by local architect William Kesling, features strong horizontal lines and wing-like pergola gates that reflect Beery’s passion for aircraft and flying. Bands of windows, sharp angles and clerestory windows reinforce the aerodynamic design.
The 1,404-square-foot floor plan contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms. A step-up dining nook with built-in seating sits off the kitchen. Across from the dining area is a living room with high ceilings and a period fireplace.
The restored house was previously owned by television producer Michael Taylor, whose credits include the shows “Caprica” (2010) and “Battlestar Galactica” (2008-09). During his ownership, Taylor converted the landscaping to more drought-tolerant plants and upgraded the interiors with surround sound. He sold the place in 2011 for $875,000, records show.
Adi Perez of the Agency holds the listing.
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