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Hollywood Celebrity Estate

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Last updated: 12/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Hollywood Hills West house description

The Orson Welles View Estate was originally owned by one of Hollywood's golden boys, Orson Welles. Sitting just atop Sunset Blvd, this 3,000 sq ft. Old Hollywood charm 4 bedroom estate features a lagoon pool with jacuzzi and a dry sauna, overlooking the stunning views of Hollywood and beyond. The master bedroom is furnished with a California king size bed, while the other three bedrooms have queen sized beds providing maximum comfort. This estate, originally built in 1928, and recently remodeled in several different sections, sits atop its own roughly 15,000 sq. ft. private knoll.

The Cape Cod style home has an amazing Hollywood history. Sidney Toler, who played Charlie Chan in the late 30s and 40s, built the house. After several years the house was then inhabited by Orson Welles, the great American filmmaker, actor, theater director, screenwriter, and producer, who worked extensively in film, theater, television and radio. Noted for his innovative dramatic productions as well as his distinctive voice and personality, Welles is widely acknowledged as one of the most accomplished dramatic artists of the twentieth century, especially for his significant and influential early work despite his notoriously contentious relationship with Hollywood.
Welles first found national and international fame as the director and narrator of a 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Welles' novel "The War of the Worlds" which was reported to have caused widespread panic when listeners supposedly thought that an extraterrestrial invasion was occurring. Although these reports of panic were mostly false and overstated,they rocketed Welles to instant notoriety. Orson Welles wrote "Citizen Kane" while living here at this house. "Citizen Kane" (1941), his first film with RKO, in which he starred in the iconic role of Charles Foster Kane, is often considered the greatest film ever made. Several of his other films, including "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942), "Touch of Evil" (1958), "Chimes at Midnight" (1965), and "F for Fake" (1974), are also widely considered to be masterpieces.
Rita Hayworth, once the wife of Orson Welles, also lived in the house with him. Other famous celebrities that have lived here since include spouses Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. Peter Lorre ("Casablanca", "Maltese Falcon" and various Alfred Hitchcock films) lived in the house until he died in 1969. The house was then purchased by Paul Williams, the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winning songwriter who wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, David Bowie who sold it in 2004. The current owner now makes this Hollywood landmark available for the lucky others who want to experience its magic, charm and remarkable history.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Mountain View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming

              Dining

              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub
              • Private Pool
              • Sauna
               

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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

              Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,295 $1,295
              $8,995

              Jan 5 - Jan 5, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,095
              $7,650

              Jan 6 - May 15, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $995 $995
              $6,950

              May 16 - Jul 15, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $1,195 $1,195
              $8,350

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              Location

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              The Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California. It extends from West Hollywood's east border with Hollywood at Marmont Lane to its west border with Beverly Hills at Phyllis street. The Strip is probably the best known portion of Sunset, embracing a premier collection of boutiques, restaurants, rock clubs, and nightclubs that are on the cutting edge of the entertainment business. It is also known for its trademark array of huge, colorful billboards.

               

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 28, 2014

              $995 - $1,295 per night
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              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 10

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              Hollywood Hills West #581841

              4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 10

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