• Jalyn Mayer

Beverly Hills Estate Formerly Owned By Katherine Hepburn and Boris Karloff for Sale $8.9 Million

By Jalyn Mayer, February 12, 2020


A Beverly Hills home where Hollywood's favorite leading lady Katharine Hepburn and Boris Karloff formerly lived for several years is now on the market, priced at $8.995 million.


Photo: Jim Bartsch

When Hepburn first arrived in Hollywood, she rented this gorgeous 5,000-square-foot, hacienda-style home in the exclusive 90210 zip code. In 1932, a 25-year-old Hepburn was newly discovered by agent Leland Hayward and asked to star in A Bill of Divorcement. By the end of 1933, she had cemented her status as a household name and continued to be one of the world’s most popular stars for the next 60 years. Hepburn rented the home for about 5 years.


In 1938, Boris Karloff known for his infamous monster roles in films, Frankenstein and The Walking Dead purchased the home at the peak of his career. He continued to live there until 1945, enjoying his passion for gardening and turning the grounds into a tropical paradise.


Photos of Garden by Jim Bartsch


Built in 1927, the five-bedroom, six-bath home features a lush garden scape with terraces, two outdoor stone fireplaces, lawns and steps that lead down to a sparkling swimming pool.


Photo: Jim Bartsch

Inside, whitewashed brick walls are balanced by an exposed wood beam ceiling and mostly tiled floors throughout the home. Additional lux design features include six interior fireplaces, antique chandeliers, fruit trees, and a large spacious kitchen and living room - perfect for entertaining.


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According to Top Ten Real Estate Deals, the home is priced at $8.995 million listed by agent, Brendan Fitzpatrick of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Beverly Hills.


Photos by Jim Bartsch x The Big Magazine