Fox Residence: L.A. Estate with a Star-Studded Past Wants $7.5 Million

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Fox Residence

Back on the market for $7.5 million, this 12,740-square-foot estate—known as the Fox Residence—has been graced by more A-listers than most.

Fox Residence

Fox Residence

Fox Residence

Once belonging to Chase Manhattan Bank heiress Dora Hutchinson, the mansion—which sits on a 14-acre promontory in Chatsworth—was the site of actress Judy Garland and Vicente Minnelli‘s wedding, not to mention Frank Sinatra‘s home for nearly a decade. The legendary singer in turn sublet the detached guesthouse to none other than bombshell Marilyn Monroe, who reportedly held one of her last photo shoots by the property’s guest swimming pool (a separate natatorium from the estate’s main 50-footer).

Fox Residence

Fox Residence

More intriguingly, Monroe’s rental is the rumored site of Monroe and JFK’s notorious alleged affair. It was also the set of a Mad Men scene that ran in the series’ second season—one in which character Don Draper (played by Jon Hamm) spends an evening “at a Palm Springs residence” while on a business trip to Los Angeles—and has made an appearance in a bunch of other TV shows and films.

Fox Residence

Apart from a star-studded past, the house—originally listed for $12 million back in 2011—boasts four bedrooms and six baths, along with floor-to-ceiling windows,16-foot walls of glass curtains, and panoramic views of the Santa Susana mountains. Also known as the “Farralone,” it was designed by famed architect William Pereira, who’s best known for conceptualizing The Transamerica Pyramid Building, CBS Television City, Pepperdine University, and the Disneyland Hotel.

Fox Residence

According to an unnamed Curbed tipper, the home’s inner workings are far from tiptop shape, and it’s new owners will have to invest a great deal in order to fix up its many ailing systems.

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