The historic, one-of-a-kind W.C. Fields estate is back on the market with a bump in its asking price! Last listed for $11 million in 2009, the estate made its return to the market in September 2012 with an asking price of $7.195 million. With no takers, it came off the market but returned this week with $300k tacked onto the asking price! Perhaps the current owners are hoping someone gets into the holiday spirit and buys the estate.
According to the Curbed archives, the home was owned by studio executive Dennis Rice and was last sold in 2004 for $4.437 million. It also once belonged to Lily Tomlin, who famously painted it pink, inside and out.
Completely private and secure, the home is nestled in the exclusive Laughlin Park gated community on nearly an acre. It sits on De Mille street, named for the famed director Cecil B. De Mille, who once lived in a massive estate just up the street.
While the home is a historic gem, it has been completely restored to it’s original glory and has all the luxuries of today’s technology. While the current interior decor may cause some people to immediately scream “makeover!,” the elegant home is perfect for formal entertaining, as well as informal family living. Scalloped ceilings, original woodwork, and a copper sun room make this home a very special property that rarely comes on the market.