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Home of the Day: Old Hollywood intrigue in Whitley Heights

Home of the Day: Old Hollywood intrigue in Whitley Heights

This Spanish-style home, said to be built by silent film star Rudolph Valentino for his mistress in the early 1920s, is listed for sale in Whitley Heights at $1.879 million.

(Redfin)

As the legend goes, silent screen star Rudolph Valentino commissioned this Spanish-style residence in Whitley Heights for his mistress, stage and film actress Pola Negri, in the early 1920s.

The main house retains its “Old Hollywood” vibe from its antique limestone fireplaces, barrel-rolled ceilings and period fixtures.

Atop the home, a rooftop deck takes in views of the Hollywood Sign.

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Address: 6823 Iris Circle, Hollywood Hills, 90068

Price: $1.879 million

Built: 1923

House size: 2,500 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms

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Lot size: 9,000 square feet

Features: Walnut wood floors, antique fireplaces, arched doors and windows, period fixtures, formal living and dining rooms, office/bonus room, rooftop deck, one-bedroom guest house, terrace patio, above-ground spa, hedged grounds, citrus trees

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90068 ZIP Code in August was $1.08 million based on 27 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 10.0% decrease in median price compared to the previous year.

Agents: Alin Glogovicean, Redfin, (818) 462-8026

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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