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Home of the Day: Hollywood Hills post-and-beam where Ava Gardner once slept

Home of the Day: Hollywood Hills post-and-beam where Ava Gardner once slept

Situated on a double lot in the Hollywood Dell, this classic midcentury home serves up vintage style with a modern chaser.

(David Archer)

This classic post-and-beam in the Hollywood Dell recalls the glamour and sex appeal of a bygone era. Designed by midcentury architect Ed Fickett, the flat-roofed house was once owned by actress Ava Gardner during her tumultuous Frank Sinatra period. Walls of glass and vintage details blend seamlessly with modern upgrades for an updated spin on a Hollywood classic.

Address: 2775 Rinconia Drive, Los Angeles, 90068

Price: $1.995 million

Built: 1959

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Lot size: 10,414 square feet

House size: 2,668 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Features: Post-and-beam interior structure; rock-wall fireplace; floor-to-ceiling walls of glass; eat-in kitchen; slate flooring; soaking tub; custom cabinetry; built-in storage and shelving; period specific fixtures; outdoor deck with seating; children’s treehouse with rope swing; carport a la Don Draper

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90068 ZIP Code in May was $1.434 million, based on 31 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 2.8% increase in median price compared with the previous year. 

Agents: Kate Blackwood, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (323) 791-9442

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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