Aug. 29, 2007

Severe price cut for the late Bobby Darin's former home in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills, from $3.689M to $2.995M

We usually don't write about price changes, but the recent reduction of the asking price of the late big band performer and teen idol Bobby Darin's onetime house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills has proved irresistible. The current owners of the five-bedroom midcentury house, at 1411 Rising Glen Road in the Hills, have slashed the house's asking price from $3,689,000 to $2,995,000.

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In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on the price cut of the asking price for the house, which Darin lived in in the 1950s. We first wrote about Darin's house back on March 25.

Built in 1955, the 4,250-square-foot house has three and a half baths, wrap-around windows, exposed brick walls in the bedrooms, a stepdown living room centered on the fireplace, 'classic fixture details' and a swimming pool, according to listing information. The house's current owners are two women who purchased the home in 2003 for $1,375,000, according to public records.

The former Darin house is right across the street from a house at 1420 Rising Glen Road that has attracted a lot of attention lately.

That house, which we also mentioned in our March 25 post, was owned by actor Brock Peters until his death in 2005. On March 19, 45-year-old fashion critic and red-carpet style maven Steven Cojocaru paid $3,800,000 through his Hollywood Boulevard Trust for the house at 1420 Rising Glen, according to public records. We give kudos to the Los Angeles Times' Ruth Ryon for on Sunday being the first to write a small blurb about Cojocaru's purchase. We had known about Cojo's purchase but inexcusably had not gotten around to writing about it yet, and we salute Ruth for beating us to the punch on that item.

Also built in 1955, the Cojocaru/former Brock Peters house at 1420 Rising Glen has been remodeled from the ground up and has five bedrooms and four baths, Ryon reported. The house's size is up for debate; Ryon reported that the house measures about 4,000 square feet, while public records state that the house has just 2,680 square feet; we'd assume that the remodeling involved adding some square footage that the Los Angeles County Assessor is not yet aware of.

Just yesterday, our friends over at the Real Estalker also posted a terrific write-up on the Cojocaru/former Brock Peters house as well.

Cojocaru's previous residence was a 3,642-square-foot Spanish-style house at 8222 Hollywood Boulevard on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip that he had purchased in 2004 through his Hollywood Boulevard Trust for $2,225,000 and that he sold in May for $2,900,000, according to public records. Here is the Real Estalker's fine May report on that property.

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