Built in 1926 for Mexican movie star Dolores Del Rio, this Hollywood Estate is on the market at $4.995 million. A prime example of Mexican Baroque architecture, the 5-bedroom, 6-bath home features many of its original details including intricate tile work, hand-forged iron lattices, carved Cantera stonework and Moorish filigrees.
Downstairs, the Hollywood Estate has a massive living room with a baronial fireplace and 15-foot beamed ceilings, creating an authentic period feel. You will also find a formal dining room, updated kitchen with breakfast area, den, office wing, paneled library and two guest rooms.
Upstairs, the lavish master suite has a sitting area, fireplace, separate walk-in closets and a private terrace. The master bath with decorative tiles features a steam shower, spa tub, and dual sinks.
A 40-foot veranda runs the southern perimeter of the 2.1-acre property, highlighting a swimming pool & spa and lush landscaping.
Dolores del Rio was the first Mexican movie star to have international appeal and transcend Hollywood in the 1920s. After her aristocratic family lost everything in the Mexican revolution, Dolores married Jaime del Rio and the couple moved to Hollywood. They became fast friends with Hollywood director Edwin Carewe and Dolores went on to star in her first film, Joanna, where she was hailed as the female Rudolph Valentino. After her career in Hollywood ended, Dolores returned to Mexico to become the most famous movie star in her country, winning the Ariel (Mexican Academy Award) three times.
1903 Outpost Drive is offered at$4,995,000 by Sklyer Hynes of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Sunset Strip.