An estate where late television actress Patricia Barry made her home for decades has come on the market in Brentwood for $10.495 million.
Barry bought the property in 1969 for $111,700 and commissioned a renovation that updated the 1937 home in the Southern Colonial style. A two-story colonnade with a brick portico were among additions made to the front facade.
Beyond the front door, some 4,330 square feet of interior space opens to a foyer with black-and-white checkerboard tile. A formal living room, a study with a fireplace, a sunroom and a wood-paneled bar room are among the common areas. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms include separate maid's quarters and a master suite that overlooks the backyard.
Outside, brick steps lead down to a vast swath of yard that ends at the swimming pool. Mature trees and hedges dot the perimeter of the roughly three-quarter-acre grounds.
Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates is the listing agent.
Barry, who died last year at 93, got her big Hollywood break in the 1940s when she won a Rita Hayworth look-alike contest. She would go on to appear in scores of television shows, including "Twilight Zone," "Harris Against the World" and "Days of Our Lives." She also appeared in such films as "Send Me No Flowers" (1964) and "Sea of Love" (1989).
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