HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The home once owned by Hollywood legend Ginger Rogers has been sold for $3.955 million. Rogers occupied the Hollywood Hills house during the 1930s while she was married to actor Lew Ayres.
Built in 1927, the property is located at 8782 Appian Way. Aside from sitting atop a hill that overlooks Sunset Boulevard, the house also features views of both Los Angeles and the ocean. It is built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
Comprising of two levels, the house sits on 4,800 sq. ft. of living space and has 13 rooms with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Other rooms include an office, sunroom, pantry, and wine cellar. Appliances that are included with the purchase are a washer/dryer set, freezer, and microwave.
According to Zillow’s selling history, the house went through a series of price reductions from its original asking price of $4.995 million, and even a listing removal, before it was eventually sold on June 25. Its listing agent was Peter Lorimer from Peter Lorimer Group Estates while the buying agent was Farzaneh Fata from Coldwell Banker.
The house was last sold in 2011 for a substantially lower value of $1.905 million.
Once the movie headliner of her time, Rogers is best remembered today for partnership with Fred Astaire, which produced memorable and iconic films like “The Gay Divorcee” (1934), “Top Hat” (1935), and “Swing Time” (1936). She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the movie “Kitty Foyle” in 1940.
Her husband Lew Ayres starred in the 1930 Best Picture winner “All’s Quiet On The Western Front.”Rogers died in 1995 at the age of 83; Ayres died the following year at age 88.