WeHo home, studio used by Doris Day, Carole King is sold

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The West Hollywood home of Alex Hassilev of the ’60s group the Limeliters has sold for $1.9 million.

Hassilev bought the house in 1965 for $44,500 and added a recording studio in 1976.

Actress-singer Doris Day, singer-songwriter Carole King and actress Candice Bergen are among those of note who worked and recorded at the home during his ownership.

The 7,742-square-foot property includes the main house, a detached guesthouse, fruit trees and a backyard fountain. There are more than 3,300 square feet of living space, skylights, a fireplace, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.


Expanded over the years, the house was built in 1922, the year that the Hollywood Bowl opened and radio was introduced to the White House by President Warren G. Harding.

Hassilev, 81, is a founding member of the folk trio, which was formed in 1959 and released more than 25 albums. Among their popular songs were “Wabash Cannonball,” “Have Some Madeira M’Dear” and “A Dollar Down.”

The musician, songwriter and record producer was described as “probably the only banjo player in the world who speaks eight different languages fluently” in a 1961 Times article.

Chris Jacobs, Julie Kryukova and Jeff Yarbrough of Keller Williams were the listing agents. Sam Jacobsen and Michael Fiscina of Realty Group International represented the buyer.