House hunting: 6 homes with cinematic history
Hollywood, California. Silent-film star Clyde Cook owned this four-bedroom house in the Whitley Heights neighborhood. Built in 1923, the Mediterranean-style home includes beamed ceilings, original tiles, ornate ironwork, and a deck off the master suite.
A courtyard in the rear has two palms, fruit trees, and bougainvillea. $1,175,000. Barry Gray and William Baker, Deasy/Penner and Partners, 626-683-0777.
Greybull, Wyoming. Wilford Brimley, a rodeo rider turned actor with roles in Cocoon and The Firm, owns this 317-acre ranch. The property includes two houses, a blacksmith's cabin, a rodeo arena, and a section of Shell Creek.
The ranch is adjacent to government property, which allows for the use of an additional 17,000 acres. $1,150,000. Randy Shelton, Hall and Hall, (406) 656-7500.
Deer Isle, Maine. Built in 1896, this six-bedroom house was featured in the Mel Gibson film Man Without a Face. The shingle-style cottage by architect William R. Emerson has multiple fireplaces, a sunroom, and west-facing views throughout the home.
Set on four acres, the property has 600 feet of waterfront access, a deepwater dock, and a boathouse. $2,595,000. Kim Swan, the Swan Agency/Sotheby's International Realty, (207) 288-5818.
Rancho Mirage, California. The Jaffe House was built in 1963 for a prominent doctor who purchased the land from Groucho Marx. Designated as a landmark, the stucco, steel, and glass home has four bedrooms and 11-foot ceilings.
The property includes a patio area, a T-shaped pool, and a one-bedroom guesthouse that served as an office where Marx and other celebrities would receive treatment. $1,995,000. Jimmy Wilson, Deasy/Penner and Partners, (626) 683-0777.
Fairfield, Connecticut. Featured in the cult classic The Stepford Wives, this 1959 colonial-style home underwent renovations over the past 10 years. Interior details include French doors, a wet bar, heated bathroom floors, and a low-level guest room.
The 2.2-acre property lies within one of the highest-ranked school districts in the nation. $1,475,000. Ellen Fusco, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (203) 255-6101.
New York City. Sharon Stone starred in the 1993 film Silver at this duplex penthouse in Murray Hill.
The two-bedroom condominium features a chef's kitchen, a bedroom with two bathrooms en suite, and wraparound windows with views of the skyline and the East River. Building amenities include a zen garden, a reflecting pool, and full-time staff. $2,295,000. Daniel Critchett, Stribling, (646) 613-2743.
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