Music producer Barbara Orbison, who is the widow of music legend Roy Orbison, has sold her house in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $2,600,000.
Blockshopper.com broke the story on Thursday of Orbison's sale of the house, which is at 9255 Swallow Drive in the Bird Streets area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The deal closed on May 11, with the transaction being recorded on May 20, according to public records. The buyer is not a celebrity.
We first had broken the story of Orbison's listing of the house, way back on December 15. The house -- which also was the final home of screen legend Vincent Price -- had been listed for $2,795,000.
Built in 1961, Orbison’s house has three baths and measures either 2,679 square feet (according to public records) or 3,400 square feet (according to listing information). Features on the walled and gated property’s 0.41-acre (17,746-square-foot) lot include a one-bedroom guesthouse with one bath, a pool and views, according to public records.
Barbara didn't make much money on the house. She purchased the property in mid-2004 for $2,546,000, according to public records. Her husband died in 1988.
Orbison owns several other properties in southern California and Nashville, including:
--A 5,493-square-foot, vacant lot on Rambla Vista in Malibu, Calif. that she has owned for almost 20 years, according to public records (and that, we believe, is the lot that once housed her home, which burned in during a brush fire in 1993);
--A 1,239-square-foot house in Nashville;
--And a 9,977-square-foot house on exactly 1 acre in Nashville that she purchased in mid-2005 for $2,465,000, according to public records.