Actress Connie Stevens buys a 1940s rancher in Studio City


Actress and singer Connie Stevens, who earlier this year sold her longtime estate on the Westside for $17 million, has found a new home in Studio City. She recently paid $2.036 million for a ranch-style house in the city named for the silent film era of the 1920s.

Tucked behind gates on about an acre of grounds, the 1940s home is fronted by a large motor court and fountain.

The roughly 5,300 square feet of interiors features a rustic California style with beamed ceilings, Saltillo tile and hardwood floors and large wood-framed windows. Wide walls of windows have been added to bring the surrounding landscapes inside.


A formal living room features a rounded brick fireplace; the kitchen has an island/breakfast bar; and a master suite has a custom walk-in closet. A detached casita and a freestanding glass-walled studio complement the main house for a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Outdoors, grounds designed by landscape architect Stephen Ellberg are filled with tall palms, gardens and mature trees. A lofted bonus space sits atop a three-car garage.

The property came to market in February for $2.195 million and sold in about a month, records show. The median sale price for the area in March was $1.11 million, based on 40 combined single-family home and condo sales, according to CoreLogic.

Michael Okun of Wish Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Ingrid Sacerio and Gail Steinberg of Dilbeck Real Estate repped Stevens in the sale.

The 77-year-old Stevens gained fame as the character Cricket in the 1960s television series “Hawaiian Eye.” Among her other TV credits are “77 Sunset Strip,” “Wendy and Me” and “Love’s Savage Fury.”


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