Mitzi Gaynor Puts Her Beverly Hills Villa on the Market
The iconic actress is selling her glamorous Colonial Spanish-style home after living there for more than half a century.
Old Hollywood glamour meets new Hollywood style in the romantic Spanish villa that Mitzi Gaynor has just put on the market. Located in the prestigious Beverly Hills flats (north of Santa Monica, south of Sunset), the house was built in 1929. The property has only had two owners, with Gaynor living there for 53 years.
This is the neighborhood where Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Stewart, Lucile Ball and many other Hollywood legends lived with their families. Gaynor is a singing and dancing icon herself, starring in films like Anything Goes with Bing Crosby and Donald O’Connor; The Joker is Wild with Frank Sinatra and Eddie Albert; For Love or Money with Kirk Douglas and Gig Young; and, probably most memorably, in South Pacific as Ensign Nellie Forbush, USN.
Gaynor’s house retains the signature beamed ceilings, leaded-glass skylights, inlaid wood and tiled flooring, terra-cotta tile roof and sturdy plaster walls of the era, but Gaynor has carefully maintained and updated it over the years, always keeping it fresh and attractive.
Some of the more exquisite original details include oversized fireplaces and inlaid teak and oak flooring. There are also numerous built-in bookcases, drawers and cabinets throughout the home’s 4,200 square feet.
The gourmet kitchen, however, has all the latest appliances, from a Viking range to a Sub-Zero refrigerator. It also has a center island, and is adjacent to the butler’s pantry and a Venetian-plastered breakfast room. In addition, there's a maid’s room and bath situated right off the kitchen.
The other four bedrooms are all generously sized, especially the master, which has a Juliet balcony overlooking the lushly landscaped backyard and pool, not to mention huge, customized closets. There are three more bedrooms upstairs and a library/guest bedroom with en suite bathroom downstairs. The home features six bathrooms in all.
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The property sits on about a third of an acre in what is probably Beverly Hills’ most noted neighborhood, treasured by old and young Hollywood alike. It’s listed for an asking price of $5.495 million, but the memories are priceless.