Author Mary Sheldon, daughter of Sidney Sheldon, sells in Beverly Hills

Mary Sheldon, the daughter of Oscar-winning screenwriter and novelist Sidney Sheldon and actress Jorja Curtright, has sold her longtime home in Beverly Hills for $4.335 million. The buyer was developer Daniel Starr.

Situated near her father’s longtime Holmby Hills home, which fashion designer Max Azria overhauled and recently floated for $85 million, the 1930s Traditional retains its classic good looks. White siding and brickwork give the house a cozy ambiance befitting television suburbia. Pastoral notes provide a visual contrast to crisp white molding and warming wood floors that line the interiors.

Within roughly 5,200 square feet of space is a living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. A family room has another fireplace and walls of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and the dining room has French doors that open to the grounds.


Guest quarters, a putting green and a covered patio make up the grounds. A brick patio surrounds the swimming pool.

Sheldon bought the house more than three decades ago for $825,000.

Lisa Kirshner Elkin of Partners Trust Brentwood was the listing agent. Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

Sheldon, an accomplished author in her own right, has written such novels as “Dream of Darkness,” “Reflection” and “Halfway Home.” Her audio book “Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales” won a Grammy for best spoken word album for children.

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