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Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff’s House

Boris Karloff

1927 Hacienda in the Beverly Crest area has been owned and occupied by such Hollywood greats as Katharine Hepburn and Boris Karloff over the years.

Of note, the extremely private Karloff didn’t actually own the property under his name. Even in his day, celebrities would sometimes hide their real estate dealings from the public eye.

Now listed at $7.395 million, the nearly 5,000-square-foot house sits on an acre on a quiet street in Coldwater Canyon. In more recent years it changed hands in 2002 for $3.35 million and five years later for $5.6 million.

Whitewashed masonry walls, tile floors and beamed ceilings give the home a casual elegance. Dining and living rooms, a den, a library, a bar, an office, a wine cellar, five bedrooms and six bathrooms are among the interior spaces. There are fireplaces indoors and out.

Patios and courtyards gives the yard a meditative atmosphere. A pizza oven is in one of the courtyards. Flagstone decking surrounds the swimming pool.