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Longtime Hollywood Hills estate of late writer Gore Vidal is for sale

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Writer Gore Vidal’s 1929 Mediterranean-style home in Hollywood Hills is up for sale.

(Lee Manning Photography / Inset: Robert Gauthier)

The longtime home of writer Gore Vidal is on the market in Hollywood Hills at $5.695 million.

Set on close to half an acre in Outpost Estates, the 1929 Mediterranean features hand-carved fireplaces, decorative ironwork and original tiles. A two-story entry topped with a wood-beam ceiling leads to a living room with a fireplace and French doors.

A paneled library, a formal dining room, an office, five bedrooms and four bedrooms are within the 4,782 square feet of living space. There’s a detached guesthouse.


Views take in the surrounding canyon.

Vidal, who died three years ago at 86, was a novelist, screenplay writer, political commentator and essayist. Among his more than two dozen novels were “Lincoln” and “Myra Breckinridge.”

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The home was owned by Vidal for decades.


Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency is the listing agency.

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