With its crisp white facade, partly covered in sprawling ivy, the Art Deco-inspired dwelling at 8850 Evanview Drive is known for having an impressive pedigree of A-list former residents. The hillside home, built in the early 1940s by L.A. architect John Elgin Woolf, first welcomed legendary actor-singer Judy Garland. She resided at the property for four years with her husband, film director Vincente Minnelli, and their soon-to-be-famous daughter, Liza.
Next on the ownership list was actor-comedian Wally Cox, who sold the abode in 1955 to iconic entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. It was during this time that Davis expanded the property to its present size and also designed the pool house, which is where Canadian-American rock group The Band lived and recorded their classic 1969 "Brown Album."
Spread across nearly 5,000 square feet, the main house features expansive open rooms, seamlessly connected via an open layout. Maple hardwoods line the floor, while floor-to-ceiling windows frame sweeping views of Hollywood and the surrounding hills. A balcony off of the great room and others scattered across the three floors enhance the home's opportunities for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors.
In total, the main residence offers five bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, as well as a gym, media room, and office space. The revamped 1,100-square-foot pool house, which also serves as private guest quarters, comes with a fully equipped bar and lounge area, plus another bedroom and two baths. Scroll ahead to see more of property, currently listed for $6,129,000.
8850 Evanview Drive is currently listed for $6,129,000 by Alexandra Pfeifer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties.
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