Penny Marshall’s Longtime Hollywood Hills Home Sells


Penny Marshall’s longtime Hollywood Hills home has officially found a new owner. The midcentury-style house, perched on a hilltop in the exclusive Outpost Estates area, recently sold for $6 million after about a half year on the market, according to the Los Angeles Times. It was first listed for $7.195 million at the beginning of the year, and in March the asking price was lowered a bit, to $6.95 million.

The two-story residence was built in 1953 and comprises eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms spread out across a generous 9,561 square feet and two stories. Marshall purchased it in the early 1980s, and added several personalized touches that reflect her distinct taste, including a quirky watermelon-patterned linoleum floor in the 1950s-style kitchen, which also has mint green walls, a deep green banquette, and a decidedly retro vibe. One of the lower-level bedrooms has baseball-themed wallpaper thanks to the A League of Their Own director, who was a known sports fanatic.

The main living area features an entire wall of glass sliders overlooking Hollywood Boulevard, Santa Monica, and the Pacific Ocean. The formal dining room similarly features floor-to-ceiling windows, and there’s also a wood-paneled drawing room with its own wet bar, a darkroom, a safe room, and two bedrooms on the ground floor. (Three bedrooms, including the master suite, are situated on the second floor.)

Outdoor offerings include a wide red brick patio that steps down to a large pool with a diving board. A bathhouse and two bonus suites are also among the property’s amenities. A collection of fruit trees, including avocado, peach, plum, and apple, adorn the backyard, along with palm trees.

The new buyer is truly purchasing a piece of Hollywood history: Marshall hosted many a social gathering at this home, including a joint party with her close friend, the late Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher.

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