A historic Hollywood Hills home where the late Marlon Brando was famously photographed with his first Oscar in 1955 is now on the market for $4.295 million. The Mediterranean-style mansion, perched high above Sunset Strip, features stunning views of the city and was designed by famed architect A.F. Leicht in 1926. Though it has been substantially modernized since it was first built—namely, with an updated kitchen—much of the 4,363-square-foot house still maintains the same dramatic architecture Leicht originally envisioned.
The fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room.
From the outside, the mansion features unusual circular tower structures and red tile roofing; inside, there are vaulted ceilings, flying buttresses, and ornate fireplaces. A winding stone path leads to a heavy antique front door that opens onto a tiled front foyer with a set of stairs that lead down to the informal living area. Arched windows lend a gothic feel to the space, which also boasts an oversize picture window overlooking the trees.
Multiple rooms offer sweeping views of Los Angeles.
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A library with built-in shelves, a sunlit dining room, a window-lined breakfast nook, and a modern kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash round out the ground floor offerings. The four bedrooms are situated on the second floor, up a winding staircase lined with unique slitted windows. The main suite has its own sunroom and sitting area, and from the former there’s an unobstructed view of neighboring architecturally significant homes including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Storer Residence and Charles Kyson’s De Witt House, according to the listing. A black-and-green-tiled bathroom adds a pop of color to the otherwise largely stark white main suite. The property last exchanged hands in late 2018, when John Gilbert Getty—of the J. Paul Getty oil family—purchased it for $3.9 million.