Celebrity Real Estate: Former Yvonne de Carlo's (aka Lily Munster) home in Studio City sold for $6.25 million
The former home of Yvonne de Carlo in Studio City sold on August 5, 2011 for $6.25 million according to Lauren Beale at L.A. Times Hot Property. If you are like me, scratching your head trying to recognize De Carlo, you will most likely remember her as Lily Munster on The Munsters (1964), Sephora, the wife of Moses in the The Ten Commandments (1956), and Mclintock! (1963). De Carlo recently passed away at the age of 84 in 2007 spending her last years at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. She lived in this home from 1950 to 1975 according to title records.
This property is massive considering its location near the intersection of Mulholland Drive and Coldwater Canyon. The property sits on a huge 7.6 acres consisting of 4 Beds/8.5 Baths on 8,074 sqft which includes a gigantic 3,400 sqft master suite (just the master suite alone!), chef's kitchen, redwood & oak trees, guest house (the main residence was recently built in 1999 so I am assuming De Carlo lived in the guest house which was the main house at the time), paddle court, and a barn for the horses which the property is zoned for. This property is amazing and is a prime example of the few remaining celebrity ranch homes from the golden age of Hollywood. As an aside, numerous celebrities lived in the San Fernando Valley during the 30's to 50's on multi-acre ranch homes where they raised various farm animals and rode horses. Such celebrities includes Lucille Ball, Jackie Oakie (still present), John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and the list goes on. Most of these properties were eventually torn down to build subdivisions erasing any memory of celebrities enjoying the Valley heat.
Back to De Carlo, this property was sold by a Ronald and Maria Domont which appears to be the owners of Domont Jewlery. They originally purchased this property in 1993 for $970,000 and made various improvements to modernize the property including the main house. This property appears to be listed on and off since 2002 with a last known listing in June 2010 for $8.495 million. One year later and a whopping $2 million price reduction, the property sold. I am not sure who purchased this property or where the Domonts are headed to but they made one heck of a profit even after all the expenses for the renovation, upkeep, taxes, etc.
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