Buster Keaton’s former Italian Revival estate seeks a fresh face in Hancock Park
A Hancock Park home once owned by silent film stars Buster Keaton and Natalie Talmadge is on the market for $7.399 million.
The two-story estate, built in 1923, opens through an arched doorway to a grand foyer. A period chandelier hangs above, and the staircase is sheathed in wrought iron.
Elsewhere in the floor plan, there are a formal dining room, center-island kitchen, five bedrooms and five bathrooms, including the guesthouse. Fireplaces anchor the living room and master suite, as well as an office wrapped in built-ins.
A pergola, pool and spa round out the nearly half-acre grounds. In both the front and the back, there’s a verdant mix of hedges and mature landscaping.
Vanessa Sandin of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing with Dawn Ross, an independent Realtor.
According to public records, the home last changed hands in 2005 for $3.615 million, but with furnishings included, the final sale price was a bit more.
Keaton, who died in 1966 at the age of 70, was a silent film era icon, starring in “Sherlock Jr.” (1924), “The General” (1926) and “Spite Marriage” (1929). In a 2002 essay, film critic Roger Ebert referred to him as arguably “the greatest actor-director in the history of movies.”
He married Talmadge in 1921. That same year, she starred in the films “The Haunted House” and “The Passion Flower.”
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