A Los Feliz home originally built for film composer Victor Schertzinger has come on the market at $5.25 million.
Dating to 1921, the Mediterranean Revival-style estate has 6,655 square feet of living space and a lower level that includes the original theater and a temperature-controlled wine room. A full pipe organ was relocated to the residence in 1925 from the Monterey Theater. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Nearly three-quarters of an acre of lush grounds contain a scallop-edge swimming pool, a pool/guest house and a dining pavilion with a kitchen. Views take in the ocean and downtown L.A.
Schertzinger, who died at the home in 1941 at age 53, was also a silent and sound movie director, a film producer and a screenwriter. His scores of film credits include the Jimmy Cagney-starring musical “Something to Sing About” (1937), “Road to Singapore” (1940) and “Road to Zanzibar” (1941).
He wrote the music for the songs “Tangerine” and “I Remember You,” both featured in “The Fleet’s In” (1942). “Tangerine” went on to become a jazz standard.
While his biography sounds very last century, his compositions live on in soundtracks for such newer films as “The Wolf of Wall Street” and series such as “The Sopranos.”
The property previously sold in 2015 for $4.775 million.
Bryan Abrams of Compass is the listing agent.