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‘L.A. Confidential’ house seeks $7.495 million in Hancock Park

Built in 1923, the home adjoins Wilshire Country Club and includes a putting green of its own.
(Adrian Van Anz)

This Hancock Park house wasn’t only built by an actor — it also boasts a silver-screen appearance of its own. The stylish Spanish home, which served as the residence of Kim Basinger’s character in the 1997 neo-noir film “L.A. Confidential,” just hit the market for $7.495 million.

Built by actor-architect Jack Donovan in 1923, the estate has taken on a new look since the “L.A. Confidential” days when it portrayed the home of the fictional Lynn Bracken, an actress-turned-prostitute modeled to resemble 1940s starlet Veronica Lake.

Though it still boasts the original fireplace in the living room and period details such as dramatic chandeliers and wrough-iron accents, spaces such as the kitchen and bathrooms have been updated with a modern touch during a two-year restoration.

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The nearly half-acre estate makes the most of its space. In addition to the 5,000-square-foot main home, there’s a two-story guesthouse, resort-style deck, swimming pool, spa, bocce court and dining patio shaded by knotted trees. The corner lot is nestled up against Wilshire Country Club and offers some golf of its own with a putting green in the backyard.

Inside, colorful tile, coved ceilings and arched doorways bring Spanish style to the common spaces, which include a two-story great room, marble kitchen and dining area lined with French doors.

A lounge expands to a spacious deck upstairs, and the master suite opens to multiple balconies. It’s one of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms across two stories.

Diana Knox, Jake Valente and Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass hold the listing.

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Records show the home last traded hands for $3.8 million in 2018.


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