Bette Davis’ former Laguna Beach home lists for $20 million

The family room. (Photo by Modern Take)

A view of Woods Cove. (Photo by Modern Take)

The updated kitchen. (Photo by Modern Take)

The great room. (Photo by Modern Take)

The “Lookout Room.” (Photo by Modern Take)

The master bedroom. (Photo by Modern Take)

An oceanside view of Bette Davis’ one-time Laguna Beach home. (Photo by Modern Take)

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A blufftop Laguna Beach home once owned by the late Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis is for sale at $19.995 million.

The Woods Cove-view 1929 French Normandy-style abode with stairs to the beach has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 5,472 square feet of living space. It’s seen updates since Davis’ time.

Interior features include an upstairs master suite with an interior Juliet balcony overlooking the great room, a “Lookout Room,” family room, and a breakfast nook in the updated kitchen.

The master bathroom boasts Carrara marble and heated floors.

Lower-level amenities include a bar area, media room, wine cellar and gym.

There’s also a separate guest house with two ensuite rooms, one within its own self-contained apartment.

Stairs lead down to the beach.

John Cain of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.

According to a 2009 article in Laguna Beach Magazine, the screen legend lived in the Aubrey St. Clair-designed house with her third husband, William Grant Sherry, and their infant daughter, Barbara, from 1947 to 1950.

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The house originally belonged to newspaper tycoon Charles Prisk, owner of the Pasadena Star-News and Long Beach Press-Telegram at the time.

Prisk commissioned it as his summer home and branded it with a large letter “P” on the chimney exterior.

When Davis took over the title, she replaced it with a “D.” The letter is still visible from the oceanside of the house, which is listed on the Laguna Beach historic registry.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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