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Santa Monica house with designer Cedrick Gibbons, actress Dolores del Rio history sells

Throwback Thursday | Oscar designer’s onetime home
Hollywood art director Cedrick Gibbons is credited with designing this Santa Monica house.
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A Santa Monica house designed by noteworthy Hollywood art director Cedrick Gibbons has sold for $3.569 million.

Listed for sale in September at $3.685 million, the Southern Colonial was built in 1933 while Gibbons was married to actress Dolores del Rio. In more recent years the house changed hands for $2.925 million in 2006, $2.2 million in 2004 and $404,500 in 1981.

The two-story house sits behind gates and hedges in the Santa Monica Canyon area.

Living, dining and family rooms, an attached gym/office, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are within the 3,328 square feet of interiors. Bedroom balconies and a covered patio extend the living space outdoors.

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Gibbons, who died in 1960 at 67, was a founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He oversaw the design of the Oscar statue and won 11 Academy Awards for art direction.

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Del Rio, who died in 1983 at 77, was a silent and talking star in the U.S. and her native Mexico. During her more than five-decade career she starred in such films as “The Lady of the Dawn” (1966), “The Abandoned” (1945) and “Flying Down to Rio” (1938).

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Tami Pardee and Justin Alexander of Pardee Properties were the listing agents. Frank Langen of Deasy Penner & Partners represented the buyer.

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