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Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, & Eva Gabor All Lived In This Mansion

In Los Angeles it’s not so far fetched to believe that one home, in this case 100 Delfern Drive in Beverly Hills, continuously sheltered so many Hollywood stars one after the other for decades. The six bedroom estate has a century worth of artistic and celebrity history. Built by “architect to the stars” Paul Williams, beginning with Henri Berger, the Prussian Kapellmeister composer and royal bandmaster of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi (now Hawaii), followed by David Niven, an English actor who won the Academy Award for his role in Separate Tables. And we’re just getting started. Then legendary actress Audrey Hepburn moved in with her husband, the actor Mel Ferrer. The pair co-starred in the Dostoyevsky film adaptation of War & Peace. It’s rumored that Katharine Hepburn also lived at the home at some point in the 1940s. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Actress Anita Louise and 20th Century Fox studio head Buddy Adler lived here in the 1950s, separately. During their short marriage, actress Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra called the Southern Colonial estate home. The couple paved the way for socialite and actress Eva Gabor to move in. Gabor outlasted her contemporaries and lived in the home for over twenty years which is why we now know the property as The Gabor Estate. Still with me? Now you can add your name to this long list of creatives. The Gabor Estate is for sale at $13,995,000. Let’s take a look inside!

100 Delfern Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Price: $13,995,000

Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5.5
Square Feet: 6,797
Lot Size: 1.1 Green Acres

Pools: 1
Guest House: 1
Tennis Courts: 1

The home, located above Sunset Boulevard and near Bel Air, is completely gated and private, surrounded by tall privacy hedges and mature trees and is approached by a brick motor court.

Inside the opulence does not disappoint.

The dramatic curving staircase is definitely fit for the silver screen.

At a cocktail party hosted by their mutual friend Gregory Peck, Hepburn met Ferrer, and suggested that they star together in a play. They were married in 1954 and moved into the mansion shortly after.

The lovely living room features a gorgeous fireplace.

And a library alcove perfect for book lovers.

Another family room features large picture windows with lush views of the outdoors and a second fireplace.

There’s a formal dining room and a stunning breakfast room with a pair of wide French doors and a wall-to-wall picture window.

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra would have lived here in the late 1960s during their marriage. Although the pair divorced in 1968, they remained close friends and Farrow later referred to Sinatra as the love of her life.

The sprawling grounds recall a lifestyle of entertaining and luxury befitting the roster of stars who lived here. During Sinatra’s years in the neighborhood, his frequent parties and soirees with friends lead the community to refer to the group as “The Holmby Hills Rat Pack,” a reference to the home of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, which was just up the road and served as a regular hangout for the legendary rat pack of the 1950s.

The pool area has an amazing pool house with a kitchen and a sauna.

Eva Gabor and her sisters are sometimes referred to as The Kardashians of their day, a trio of well known and well traveled socialites. Although that’s not quite appropriate as the sisters also had quite notable film and television roles. Eva is perhaps best known for her role in the TV sitcom “Green Acres,” but also starred in films My Man Godfrey, Gigi, and provided voice work in the Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Aristocats.

The estate has a rose garden where it’s said Gabor would spend her early mornings.

And a tennis court.

The Gabor Estate represents a legendary time in Hollywood history and is just waiting for its next celebrity chapter.

If, by chance, you would like to view 100 Delfern Drive, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Jacqueline Tager | CalBre#: 1476997
jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes | (323) 697-3040
Sotheby’s International Realty – Los Feliz Brokerage
1801 N Hillhurst Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90027

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