If you want to live like the stars, there’s probably no better property than one owned by Judy Garland, and then Sammy Davis Jr.
And this Art-Deco-inspired 1941 dwelling in the Hollywood Hills was owned by Garland, who lived there for four years with husband Vincente Minnelli and their daughter, Liza.
By 1955, it had changed hands and landed with Sammy Davis Jr., who added on to the home and designed a pool house – the same pool house where The Band recorded their “Brown Album.”
With Rat Packer’s additions, the home now boasts 5,000 square feet of entertainment-friendly rooms that are all interconnected thanks to an open floor plan.
Maple hardwoods are beneath your toes, and floor-to-ceiling windows showcase gorgeous views of the Hollywood hills. Balconies scattered along the three-story home bring the outdoors in.
But if you’re worried it’s a fixer, it’s been well-maintained and updated throughout the years, as evidenced by more modern finish choices that punctuate the glamour.
Take, for instance, that galley-style kitchen that can be reached – Jack and Jill style – from both the living and dining rooms. Spacious and bright, it has a custom stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances and plenty of storage space.
The main residence has five bedrooms, seven-and-a-half baths, a gym, a media room, and office space – hidden office space.
That’s right – the office space is in a secret room hidden behind a built-in bookshelf, and once served as the master bedroom until Davis’ additions created a third floor with a larger master suite.
The 1,100 square foot pool house has a fully-equipped bar and lounge area, another bedroom, and two baths.
And in between the pool house and the main house is a swimming pool, fire pit, and beautiful patio space.