Renée Zellweger may have scooped up an Academy Award for playing Judy Garland in the 2019 film “Judy,” but that’s not the only good news Garland fans are buzzing about this week. Garland’s former home, a gorgeous five-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles, has just hit the market—and the listing photos will leave you feeling like you just landed in Oz.
The hillside home, which Garland, husband Vincente Minnelli, and daughter Liza Minnelli lived in from 1944–48, is now on the market for $6,129,000. But don’t let that price make you feel like someone stole your ruby slippers, because the mansion is well worth the hefty price tag.
The home is filled with old Hollywood glamour that anyone—not just Garland fans—will enjoy. Outside, there’s a swimming pool, a luxurious 1,100-square-foot pool house, a fire pit, and a lovely patio perfect for alfresco dining.
The 4,999-square-foot home features a great room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a luxurious living room with fireplace, and (last but definitely not least) a secret room.
The secret room, referred to in the listing as the “Judy Garland suite,” is hidden behind a stunning built-in bookshelf. This room was once the master bedroom until a top floor (with a larger master suite) was added to the stately home. The secret room could serve as a guest room, media room, or home office.
Indeed, nothing makes working from home more fun than an office that feels like a secret lair.
Some potential buyers may worry that this 1941 mansion could be dated and need a little work. But there’s no need for fear. This home perfectly mixes the charm of the ’40s with the comforts of 2020.
The kitchen has been updated with new appliances and a stylish backsplash, while the bathrooms are stunningly modern, with spa showers and gorgeous tile work. The master bathroom even has a free-standing tub, right next to a fireplace and TV.
The home is, without a doubt, stunning. With all of the beautiful updates, stunning views, and plenty of star quality, it’s a Hollywood icon all on its own.
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