A Beverly Hills estate where late actress Marjorie Lord, known for her role as wife to Danny Thomas' character in "Make Room for Daddy," made her home for nearly four decades has sold for $8.3 million.
Set on a cul-de-sac in the Trousdale Estates area, the single-story house was designed by architect John Elgin Woolf, whose designs gave rise to the Hollywood Regency style in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
Marked by a wide motor court, the 1960s home features a grand living room with a fireplace, wood-paneled ceilings and beige marble floors. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass center on city to ocean views.
Nearly 3,900 square feet of living space includes a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. Two guest suites have glass doors that open to a private courtyard, and the master suite boasts a walk-in closet and a sitting area with a large bay window.
Outdoors, sets of columns line a curved and covered patio area that opens to the grounds. Elsewhere is a swimming pool set within an open-air pavilion.
The house relisted for sale in May for $8.9 million and was under contract in seven days. Lord, who died last year at 97, bought the house with her third husband, philanthropist and finance executive Harry Volk, in 1977 for $455,000, records show.
Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the listing agent. Rappaport and Kevin D. Booker, also of Westside Estate Agency, represented the buyer.
Lord rose to fame on the sitcom "Make Room for Daddy" and, later, the revival spinoff "Make Room for Granddaddy." A television, film and stage actress, she made her debut on Broadway in 1935, appearing in "The Old Maid."
Her film credits include "Sherlock Holmes in Washington" (1943) and "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!" (1966).
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