Home of the Week: Compound once a lair for military secrets

Home of the Week: Compound once a lair for military secrets
The residential compound listed at $6.3 million was once part of an Air Force facility. (Everett Fenton Gidley)

This massive gated compound was once part of the Lookout Mountain Air Force Station, which produced classified films and still photos of nuclear experiments after World War II. Today the Sunset Strip-area residential space includes art galleries, a theater and a sound stage.

Location: 8935 Wonderland Ave., Los Angeles 90046

Asking price: $6.3 million

Previous sales price: $750,000 in 1994

Year Built: 1942

House size: Eight bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 50,000 square feet

Lot size: 1.5 acres

Features: Expansive motor court, swimming pool, art studio, dance studio

About the area: In the first half of the year, 115 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $881,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 2.4% increase from the median during the first half of 2010.

Agent: Brett Lawyer, Sotheby's International Realty's Sunset office, (310) 888-3808

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