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    Towering over one of the chicest strands of the Sunset Strip, a turreted home owned by the movie star Rock Hudson in the 1970s has eventually found the right price—and the right buyer.

    Listed in May for $3.75 million, the Country English-style property went into contract shortly after the asking price dropped from $3.75 million to $3.35 million.

    The glamorous location on Queens Way in Los Angeles, in addition to the fact that the 2,803-square-foot dwelling has the potential to be expanded to double its current size, probably factored into the buyer’s decision.

    “Originally built in 1937, the main house boasts a transitional aesthetic, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and classic fixtures,” says the listing agent, Cody Thompson of The Agency.

    “The home presents a wonderful opportunity to live in one of L.A.’s most cherished neighborhoods, and also offers incredible value, as it has the opportunity to be expanded upon,” added Thompson.

    He also noted the property is ideal for an “end user or investor,” which means that either a buyer could move in and live there as is, or an investor/developer could put in some serious work and turn a hefty profit.

    It’s an ideal celebrity hideaway. Behind its secure gates sit a main house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, a detached guesthouse, and a two-car garage.

    The property covers more than a third of an acre and is within walking distance of some of the best nightlife, restaurants, and shops that L.A. has to offer.

    Rock Hudson’s former home, overlooking the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles

    Rock Hudson’s former Hollywood Hills home

    Overhead view

    With its vaulted ceilings, plenty of paneling, crystal chandeliers, a dramatic staircase, and a plethora of beveled mirrors, much of the old Hollywood glamor is intact. However, some updates may be in order.

    Den with paneling

    Dining room with vaulted ceilings

    Among the home’s other highlights are a wraparound bar in the “saloon,” and the ornately carved antique mantel surrounding the living room fireplace.

    Wraparound bar in the “saloon”

    Living room with antique fireplace mantel

    Upstairs, on the second floor, there’s a spacious master suite with its own sitting room, fireplace, and balcony. This floor also has a separate guest suite.

    Master suite

    The backyard is also impressive, with a guesthouse, pool, and stylish cabana.

    Pool and cabana

    A property of this size, at this price, with its view of the glittering lights of L.A., is unique to the area. We’ll keep our eye on how its story unfolds.

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