New skipper sought for Mickey Rooney’s onetime berth in Westlake Village

A second-floor balcony takes in views of the canal and surrounding houses.

Mickey Rooney, the late actor whose nine-decade career started on vaudeville and in silent films, probably wouldn’t recognize his old place in Westlake Village these days. The 1976 house was rebuilt from the ground up five years ago. But the view out the back might look familiar.

Priced at $2.795 million, the two-story contemporary is in a gated community. Lawn leads right to the water and a dock at the rear of the house.

The 3,190 square feet of open-plan living space features vaulted ceilings. The center island in the kitchen opens to the great room. An informal eating area takes in views of the water, while the formal dining room features a skylight and clerestory windows.


Including the master suite, with a fireplace, dual closets and cathedral ceilings, there are four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Rooney, who lived to age 93, sold the property for $1.051 million in 2013 – the year before he died. His vast body of work includes numerous Andy Hardy films beginning in the 1930s, “Babes in Arms” (1939), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) and “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” (1963).

A fountain in the garden commemorates Rooney’s time in the residence. A plaque salutes “one of Hollywood’s most enduring actors.”

Arlene Kovalivker of Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.

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