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Beachwood Canyon traditional with Oscar ties seeks $2.4 million

The Beachwood Canyon home, designed by architect Max Maltzman and built in 1941, has generations of Hollywood ties. It’s now up for sale at $2.399 million.
(The Agency)

Hollywood set decorator Victor Zolfo, who won an Academy Award for best art direction for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” appears to be headed in a new direction in the Hollywood Hills. His home in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills is up for sale at $2.399 million.

The charming traditional-style house, which dates to 1941, was once owned by the family of Oscar-winning actor Burt Lancaster and, more recently, “Fifty Shades of Grey” screenwriter Kelly Marcel.

Designed by Max Maltzman, architect of the since-demolished Wilshire Bowl, the two-story home features an updated kitchen, two fireplaces and a sunny screened porch. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms within 2,800 square feet of living space.

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French doors in the living and dining rooms open directly to patio space. Gardens, mature trees, a conversation area and a plunge swimming pool fill out the backyard.

Zolfo has scores of credits for such films as “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “The Social Network” and “The Avengers.” Last year, he served as set decorator for the Will Smith sci-fi film “Gemini Man.”

Josh Myler and Jeff Kohl of the Agency hold the listing.


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