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Stars lurk in the history of this Hollywood Hills Tudor

Home of the Day | Hollywood Hills
The Hollywoodland estate was designed by architect Frank W. Green in 1930 and completed in 1932.
(Erik Grammer)

You don’t have to scratch too deeply into property records to find a former owner of note in Hollywood Hills. This 1930 Tudor was once the home of actress Kathy Bates, who sold the rambling two-story in late 1999 for $859,000 to actor and writer Jon Cryer.

Another name looming large in the history of the house is “Dracula” actor Bela Lugosi. He lived in his beloved La Paloma just up the street. He sold that house as his fortunes dwindled and moved some 20 times in as many years. Westshire Manor is reportedly among his many stops. 

Address: 2829 Westshire Drive, Los Angeles 90068

Price: $2.997 million


Built: 1930-32

Lot size: 8,451 square feet

House size: 3,691 square feet, three bedrooms, four bathrooms


Features: Courtyard entry, foyer with skylight, living room with over-sized fireplace, formal dining room, library with separate entrance, original tilework, peg-and-groove floors, ironwork, beam ceilings, terraced lawn, gardens, waterfall, outdoor shower, tiled spa

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90068 ZIP Code in December was $1.475 million, based on 24 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 9.3% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.

Agents: Richard Yohon, (323) 671-2356, and Konstantine Valissarakos, (323) 671-2323, both with Sotheby’s International Realty

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