Celebrity Homes

There’s no place like Judy Garland’s former home

The enchanting Bel Air home, once custom-built for the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland in 1938, the year she was cast as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, is now on the market.

Nestled behind a circular gated driveway on 2.6 acres of picturesque land off Stone Canyon Road, this residence exudes charm and history.

The asking price for this piece of Hollywood history is US$11.5 million, according to the Robb Report.

Constructed by master architect Wallace Neff, the home was initially occupied by Garland and her mother for several years.

Throughout its history, it has also been a residence for other notable figures such as Quincy Jones and Marvin Gaye, and was once owned by Los Angeles Times heiress Stephanie Booth Murray.

The current owners, Allen and Jill Chozen, have completed an extensive remodel of the premises in collaboration with The Wiseman Group, enhancing its appeal while maintaining its classic charm.

The white two-storey structure spans over 511sq m, offering five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Its design features dark hardwood floors, wainscoted walls, bay windows, and French doors.

A separate ‘writer’s cabin’ on the property, complete with a fireplace, offers a perfect space for an office or studio.

The main house greets visitors with an entry foyer, showcasing a curving iron-railed staircase.

It leads to a formal dining room and a spacious living room, highlighted by a fireplace with a black marble surround and an adjacent bookshelf-lined sitting area.

The kitchen boasts pale green cabinetry, an eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances, and opens to an expansive patio ideal for outdoor entertainment.

The estate also features a library, sunroom, wet bar, and a luxurious master retreat.

The terraced grounds are adorned with a vine-covered staircase leading to a kidney-shaped pool, a pool house, and the writer’s cabin, enhancing the estate’s allure.

An attached two-car garage and carport add to the property’s convenience and charm.

This sale offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood’s golden age, nestled in one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious neighbourhoods.

The listing is held by Josh Flagg of Compass.

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