Wallace Beery’s Customized Retreat Hits Market

The late Academy Award winner Wallace Beery made a name for himself in Min and Bill, Treasure Island, and Viva Villa!. In the 1930s, the prolific actor was apparently at the movie studios so often that he commissioned local architect William Kesling to create a home close to the studio so he had a place to go during filming. The custom-made, updated home is now on the market for $899,000. View the listing.

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The late Academy Award winner Wallace Beery made a name for himself in Min and Bill, Treasure Island, and Viva Villa!. In the 1930s, the prolific actor was apparently at the movie studios so often that he commissioned local architect William Kesling to create a home close to the studio so he had a place to go during filming. The custom-made, updated home is now on the market for $899,000. View the listing.
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The late actor's home is located at 947 North Martel Avenue, and its price has been reduced numerous times since it was first listed in July for $1.075 million.
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According to the LA Times, the "Streamline Moderne design, with exterior horizontal 'speed lines' and wing-like pergola gates, reflects Beery's love of aircraft and flying."
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There are three bedrooms in the late actor's abode.
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Beery appeared in more than 230 films, so it makes sense why the Oscar winner would want a custom-built home close to the movie studios.
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TV producer Michael Taylor, the current owner of Beery's former spread, renovated the house by introducing eco-friendly plantings, a rear patio, a Koi pond, and walking paths, reports the LA Times.
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A look at the outdoor entertainment space. Taylor also modernized the home by adding central air-conditioning, repurposed the fireplace to run on gas, and installed a tankless water heater.
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A unique tiled fountain graces the courtyard of the home.
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A view of one of the two bathrooms in the late actor's house.
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The galley style kitchen features black and red tiled countertops.
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