Carole Lombard & William Powell’s Spanish Villa in Whitley Heights – 6861 Iris Circle

In the 1920s Whitley Heights was Hollywood’s first neighborhood hideout for Golden Era celebrities. Carole Lombard and William Powell, two of the day’s brightest stars, lived in this swanky four bedroom, four bathroom Spanish villa on the quiet side of Iris Circle.

6861 Iris Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Price: $1,949,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Square feet: 3,238 Sf.
Lot size: 3,714 sf.
Year built: 1926

Carole Lombard was best known in the 1920s and 1930s for her starring roles in hit screwball comedies like Howard Hawks’ pioneering screwball comedy Twentieth Century, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and My Man Godfrey, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She married fellow actor William Powell. Once married, both became the the highest paid stars at Paramount Pictures. Despite their differences – she was 22, carefree, and famously foul-mouthed and he was 38, intellectual, and sophisticated, Lombard said at the time their relationship allowed for a “perfect see-saw kind of love.” The pair were divorced two years later but remained close friends and confidantes ever since.

Their former home at 6861 Iris Circle is the kind of romantic, private and gated, historic celebrity landmark you will instantly fall in love with. From the private gated courtyard to the grand formal entrance you know you’re in for something extraordinarily special. This unique home showcases much of the original details and elegance while offering the comfort and convenience of the modern day. The entryway leads to an open concept layout perfect for entertaining. The wood-beamed, step-down living room features gorgeous hardwood floors, a stunning fireplace, and an oversized picture window offering a perfect vantage point of the iconic Hollywood sign.

The flowing cook’s kitchen has Viking stainless steel appliances and a built-in breakfast nook with bay window perfect for enjoying your morning coffee.

Rows of French doors, vaulted ceilings, Spanish tile, and panoramic hillside views abound.

A formal dining room is bright and big and simply made for dinner parties lasting long into the evening.

The large master suite includes a private balcony and a reading room.

The master bath has dual sinks, a steam shower, and a luxurious deep soaking bathtub.

A second and third bedroom are just as spacious and unique, one opens to a private courtyard and both have en suite bathrooms.

There’s also a professionally wired media room with in-wall surround sound and large flat screen television, additional office, and a separate laundry room with built-in storage. The entire house has been professionally wired with speakers making it an entertainer’s dream home. This is Hollywood after all!

More French doors lead out to a lush, lower-level tiled courtyard with multiple seating areas, a built-in gas fire pit surrounded by cushioned benches, a mosaic spa, and cooking area. 

6861 Iris Circle is also a Mills Act home, meaning it comes with substantial property tax savings passed onto the buyer. Could that buyer be you? The home is also located in the Whitley Heights Historic Preservation Overlay zone, which means the charm, design, and hideaway nature of the neighborhood will maintain it’s original celebrity enclave character for generations to come.

Just a short distance from the center of Hollywood, 6861 Iris Circle is a beautifully restored, private home offering seclusion, tranquility, and historic elegance. It’s Hollywood living at it’s finest.

To view 6861 Iris Circle, or find other magnificent Los Angeles homes for sale call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided cortesy Bennett De Carlo, Nourmand & Associates.

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