Longtime home of famed prisoner of war and Olympian Louis Zamperini finds a buyer

The Hollywood Hills home of the late Louis Zamperini, whose life story was the subject of the 2014 film “Unbroken,” has sold for $2.19 million. That was 9.5% above the listing price of $1,999,500.

The Olympic runner and former World War II prisoner of war left his mark on his longtime residence, paneling the dining room himself and taking on other do-it-yourself projects.

The English Revival-style house was built in 1922 as one of the first homes in the Hollyridge Park development. The gambrel roofline and rolled eaves of the quaint home gives it the look of a thatched cottage one might find in rural England.

A living room with a fireplace and high ceilings, a sunroom/office, a breakfast room, a workshop, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are within the 3,445 square feet of living space. The dual master suites have walk-in closets and separate dressing rooms.


Mature trees and landscaping surround the gated house, which sits on one third of an acre and takes in cityscape views.

Zamperini, who died last year at 97, ran the 5,000-meter race in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

The property previously changed hands in 1957.

Boni Bryant and Joe Reichling of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents.

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