Impeccably preserved 1929 home has wrought-iron balconies, elegant tilework, and a lush back patio

In the beginning of Double Indemnity, Fred MacMurray describes the home of conniving femme fatale Barbara Stanwyck and her ill-fated husband as “one of those California Spanish houses everyone was nuts about 10 or 15 years ago.” Well, here’s your chance to own a prime example of one of those very homes. This 2,687 square-foot residence, built in 1929, has been recognized by the Glendale Register of Historic Resources for its “outstanding design and retention of character-defining features.” Such features include wrought-iron balconies and a “massive stucco corbel,” along with an impressive entry hall with a tiled staircase fit for Phyllis Dietrichson.

There’s also an elegant living room with hardwood floors, a fireplace, and beamed ceiling. French doors lead to a lush back patio and an impressive pool lined with more nice tilework. The four-bedroom home is situated on a 10,000 square-foot lot, with a detached two-car garage also on site. Asking price is $1.795 million. Open house is scheduled Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.


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