6809 Iris Circle, Los Angeles 90068
from Curbed Los Angeles:
The listing for this 1926 Spanish “atop a highly desirable mound in historic Whitley Heights” informs us that it was once the home of character actress Marie Dressler. Whaddyamean, who’s Marie Dressler? While her name may not be too widely recognized today, during the early 1930s, Dressler was one of Tinseltown’s biggest stars, appearing in such hit films as Anna Christie, Dinner at Eight, and Min and Bill, for which she won an Oscar. Instrumental in the formation of Actor’s Equity, Dressler also became the first woman to grace the cover of Time magazine. Per the description, Dressler’s former residence features three bedrooms, three baths, hardwood floors, domed ceilings, scalloped entryways, wrought iron work, vintage tile, two built-in vanities, eight Juliet balconies, French windows and doors, and a two-car garage. Sited on a 7,900-square-foot lot, it’s asking $1.2 million.
3 Bedroom / 3 Bath $1,200,000
Own a piece of Hollywood history! Sitting atop a highly desirable mound in historic Whitley Heights with a stunning view of Hollywood. Former home of 1920′s movie star Marie Dressler. Beautifully decorated front entryway leads you into this authentic, very charming, Spanish Revival built in 1926. Domed ceilings, scalloped entryways, beautiful wrought iron treatments over arched windows. Wood floors throughout. Spanish tiled kitchen with a breakfast room and formal dining room. A total of (8) Juliette balconies flank the West wall overlooking the Hollywood Bowl area. All three bedrooms host a vintage tiled private bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have built-in make-up desks. Large Cedar walk-in closet off the kitchen. Lower level is a very large and spacious bonus room for a home business or family den with a small side room that could be the perfect wine cellar and also access to the 2 car garage. Laundry, utility room, many nooks and crannies in this wonderful house.