Former Errol Flynn House Above Sunset Strip Lists for $6 Million

A fully restored and lavishly updated 1920s residence, cleaved to a steep slope at the base of the renowned Bird Streets ’hood just above the Sunset Strip and reworked in the 1950s by illustrious Hollywood Regency-style architect John Elgin Woolf, has come up for sale at $5.95 million. Once home to silverscreen stud Errol Flynn, it was subsequently long-owned by late and spectacularly camp comedian Paul Lynde. In early 2008, the property was acquired for $2.95 million by architecture-appreciating musician Moby and fashion designer Stacey Bendet, now married to Hollywood scion and film producer Eric Eisner. After a nearly three-year real estate slog, Moby and Bendet finally unloaded the approximately 2,400-square-foot house at a small loss in April 2014 to its current and, as far as we know, not-famous owner for $2.85 million.

Newly refurbished with a vigorous dose of classic Hollywood glamour, the house features high ceilings, silver-leafed wood floors, an original marble fireplace in the living room, an antique chandelier or two and numerous French doors that open to Juliet balconies. In addition to a shimmering, all silver and stainless steel kitchen with side-by-side La Cornue ranges that retail for almost $7,000, the multistory house has three bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The master suite sprawls across the entire second floor, and is replete with separate sitting room and two bathrooms, one with steam shower, the other with a stainless-steel bathtub. Set well below the house, a trapezoidal dark-bottomed swimming pool is set in to a used-brick terrace next to one of Woolf’s signature domed-roof cabanas.

listing photos: Hilton & Hyland

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  1. ditto that aint it..get your facts straight before you publish stuff…daniel marten architect

  2. Errol Unfan says:

    I am sorry that I recently read an extract of Errol Flynn’s own biography book, my wicked wicked ways. And it describes a lot of animal abuse, and other strange and sick behavior of his, in his own words. It is sickening. A pity since he was such a charismatic actor. however back on topic I do not think this is the house that was torn down and whose plot Justin Timberlake now lives in. The house that he had built for himself. This must be where he lived before. In the other one, people claim to have seen his ghost. I like the furnishings in the above images. I do not know what the other comments are talking about. It is lovely.

  3. lil' gay boy says:

    There’s something deliciously sinister about the decor…

  4. Sandpiper says:

    The bedroom with TV at foot of the bed would be perfect for binge watching House of Cards.

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