James Dean has not been with us for over 60 years and has just turned 24, yet he is still an iconic figure. Although he never owned this villa in Hollywood, he did live there. Even before his breakthrough as a film actor, he was already working all-round at this house and also tried to break through in the film industry. During this period he lived in the guesthouse. Now you can buy this house, which is impressive anyway, and live like James Dean. It will cost you $4 million.
Originally owned by Hal B. Wallis, who was the head of Warner Brothers at the time, Wallis had hired Dean to be his personal handyman, and the aspiring actor himself lived downstairs in the guest suite, which has a separate entrance and has its own bedroom and bathroom.
Fixing things around the house and taking care of the home when the Warner family traveled out of town. He served in this house and the family who lived there regularly hosted parties. At one of those parties, where Hollywood’s elite attended, Dean was noticed by a casting director. A month later, he was cast in the iconic film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. This marked Dean’s breakthrough as an actor.
Since then, of course, this 1927 Spanish-style house on 6225 Quebec Drive Hollywood Hills has been thoroughly renovated and adapted. The original charm has been retained and modern tones have been added, providing a glamorous appearance. The entire property covers 4,000 square feet, and the house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
James Dean slept here – need we say more?
From the living room you have a beautiful view of the Hollywood Hills, and if you walk outside from there you come to a spacious sun terrace where you can dine. Of course there is a swimming pool and a special area for dinners with guests. Scroll ahead for a peek inside Dean’s former quarters.
The pristine home has been recently restored, maintaining its character and infusing it with a bit of contemporary style. The elegant white-stucco living room is accented with exposed wood beams and anchored by a wood-burning fireplace.
The living room opens to an airy enclosed sunroom….
The bright sunroom has wraparound windows and is flooded with natural light.
And a great view
The open chef’s kitchen boasts Carrara marble countertops, Viking appliances, and flows into a light-infused dining area.
Great views from every angle
The light-filled dining area.
The master suite
The master suite boasts dual walk-in closets and an elegant ensuite bathroom.
A look into the ‘Carrara marble’ master bath. The perfect place to install my Eau de Hermès and Chanel Antaeus products.
One of the four bedrooms.
It even has its own wood-burning fireplace.
Steps lead down to the guest suite quarters, which has a private entrance. This is where James Dean resided during his stay at the home.
James Dean Guest Suite
It is just a few steps away from the room where the iconic young actor lived…
A look at the actor’s former bedroom…
The private entrance leads to the backyard…
The spacious guest suite also features a fireplace.
A stone walkway weaves through a grassy, terraced backyard, which is studded with mature trees and complete with a flat lawn, al fresco dining area, and a walled courtyard surrounding an oversized pool, spa, and hills.
The Hollywood Hills home sits on a high bluff and features stunning canyon views.
Now you have the chance to live there and go back to where it all started for James Dean. Interested? For information: The Agengy Real Estate.