Estate of Micheline Lerner sells in Hollywood Hills West

The Hollywood Hills West estate of Micheline Muselli Lerner, a former wife of lyricist and playwright Alan Jay Lerner, has sold for $6.5 million.

The French-style house, designed by noted architect John Elgin Woolf and built in 1939, sits behind gates and hedges on a 1.4-acre promontory with city and ocean views. Features include a center hall, four fireplaces, an office, maid’s quarters, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,776 square feet of living space.

Muselli Lerner became an attorney at 20 in France and worked with the Resistance during the German occupation in World War II as a criminal defense lawyer. She and Alan Lerner met after she came to New York in 1957 on business.

The three-time Academy Award winner is remembered for his work on such musicals as “My Fair Lady,” “Camelot” and “Brigadoon.”


The property came on the market in March at $8.9 million.

Angela Roessel of Keller Williams’ Los Feliz office was the listing agent. Steven Levine, Jennifer Levine and Jamie Nugent, all with Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate, represented the buyer.


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