Hollywood Regency with ties to Errol Flynn and Moby fetches $3.875 million
A Hollywood Hills West residence where leading man Errol Flynn once made his home has sold for $3.875 million.
Sitting up from the road in the desirable Bird Streets area, the 1920s residence also counts late comedian-actor Paul Lynde, the musician Moby and fashion designer Deanna Berkeley among its former owners.
In the 1950s, during Lynde’s residency, architect John Elgin Woolf was commissioned to renovate the home in the Hollywood Regency style. Woolf drew a star following in his day and designed homes for such names as Cary Grant, Judy Garland and Ricardo Montalban.
Moby and Berkeley came to own the roughly 3,700-square-foot home in 2008, eventually selling it five years later for $2.95 million.
Recently updated and restored, the three-story home retains its Old Hollywood ambiance. Silver-leaf wood floors, an original marble fireplace and fixtures are among the interior details. Arched windows and French doors take in sweeping views of the cityscape.
A formal living room, a dining room with coffered ceilings, a library/den and a gym are among the common areas. A chef’s kitchen has marble countertops and two La Cornue ranges.
Three bedrooms and four bathrooms include a master suite that occupies the entire second floor and has a private terrace. There’s also a powder room.
A swimming pool, a domed cabana, patios and a guesthouse fill the grounds.
Chad Rogers of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.
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