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Hancock Park home built for Warner Bros. studios cofounder lists for sale

Hancock Park home built for Warner Bros. studios cofounder lists for sale
The 1920s Georgian Colonial, built for Warner Bros. cofounder Harry Warner, has listed for sale in Hanock Park for $5.575 million. (Marc Angeles)

A Hancock Park home built for Harry Warner, the eldest of the four brothers who founded Warner Bros. studios, has come to market for $5.575 million.

Commissioned by the studio executive in 1923, the stately Georgian Colonial was designed by architect A. Burnside Sturges and completed the following year. Warner's stay was short-lived, however — he sold the house two years later to finance "The Jazz Singer" (1927), one of the first feature-length films to incorporate synchronized sound.

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Sited on more than half an acre, the 14-room house retains its vintage curb appeal. The symmetrical, brick-lined house is reached by paver steps flanked by sets of slender pillars. A Juliet balcony and decorative crown top the front door.

The roughly 5,600 square feet of interiors includes a formal entry with a grand central staircase with gilded banisters. Curved glass doors off the entry open on one side to a formal dining room and, on the other, to a living room with marble fireplace. An updated kitchen sits off the dining area.

Elsewhere is a family room with herringbone wood floors and a wood-paneled lounge/screening room. The staircase leads up to a small sitting area topped by a stained glass skylight.

Among the seven bedrooms and 5.5 baths is a master suite with a fireplace and a sitting area. Another bath draws the eye with rose-colored tile.

A gated sports/tennis court, a swimming pool, a pool house and lawns fill the hedged and gated grounds.

The house last changed hands six years ago for $2.95 million, property records show.
Brenda Chandler Cooke of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, holds the listing.

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