Home of the Day: Hollywood Hills post-and-beam where Ava Gardner once slept

By Bonnie McCarthy

This classic post-and-beam in the Hollywood Dell recalls the glamour and sex appeal of a bygone era. Designed by midcentury architect Ed Fickett, the flat-roofed house was once owned by actress Ava Gardner during her tumultuous Frank Sinatra period. Walls of glass and vintage details blend seamlessly with modern upgrades for an updated spin on a Hollywood classic.

Address: 2775 Rinconia Drive, Los Angeles, 90068

Price: $1.995 million

To read the full article click “Keep Reading” or visit their website here.

Built: 1959

Lot size: 10,414 square feet

House size: 2,368 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Features: Post-and-beam interior structure; rock-wall fireplace; floor-to-ceiling walls of glass; eat-in kitchen; slate flooring; soaking tub; custom cabinetry; built-in storage and shelving; period specific fixtures; outdoor deck with seating; children’s treehouse with rope swing; carport a la Don Draper

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90068 ZIP Code in May was $1.434 million, based on 31 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 2.8% increase in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Kate Blackwood, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (323) 791-9442

You Might Also Like...
Recent Posts

Grand Estate Outside Pasadena Tied to a Sensational Double Murder in the 1940s Heads to Auction

By Nancy A. Ruhling A magnificent Old Hollywood estate near Pasadena, California, that was connected to a notorious double murder that made headlines around the world in the 1940s is heading for auction in October. The property, which is in the city of La Cañada Flintridge in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, was originally… Keep reading

11 Homes for Sale in Southern California

Revel in a curated selection of some of our most striking properties located throughout Los Angeles county. The iconic Art Deco estate in La Cañada and up for auction for the first time in its history is not to be missed. Our latest listings cover the full spectrum of Southern California living, ranging from a 1904… Keep reading

Ravishing Jazz Age Estate in La Cañada Hits the Auction Block

by Pauline O’Connor On October 13, bidding will open for one of the grander properties in the upscale hamlet of La Cañada Flintridge. Known as the Overell Estate, the luxurious residence was constructed in 1929, at a then-astronomical cost of $80,000, for prosperous furniture dealer Walter Overell and his society-maven wife, Beulah. A blend of… Keep reading