Modernist architect William Kesling designed this stunning home for Academy Award-winning actor Wallace Beery in 1936. Beery, in case you haven't heard of him, was the world's highest-paid actor back in 1932—with a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract that ensured this by stating that he was to be paid "$1 more than any other player at the studio."
His former 1,400-square-foot West Hollywood home, which is also known as The Beery House, features a white stucco facade with long horizontal lines and elegant curvilinear forms. Made to take advantage of Southern Californian's sunny climate, the three-bedroom, two-bath home was designed for indoor/outdoor living. It boasts bright interiors, built-in cabinetry and furniture, a flagstone fireplace, and steel casement windows. Outside, the home wraps around a lovely little backyard garden complete with a koi pond and exotic greenery—plus it's just minutes from the original Pink's Hot Dogs, a West Hollywood culinary gem. Keep scrolling to see more of this historic property, which is currently listed for $1,690,000.
947 N. Martel Avenue is currently listed for $1,685,000 by Adi Perez of The Agency.
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