Hollywood Hills Classic Once Owned by Femme Fatale Ava Gardner – 2775 Rinconia Drive

After Hollywood femme fatale Ava Gardner’s tumultuous marriage to Frank Sinatra, she moved out of their home in Outpost Estates and into this mid-century Hollywood Hills masterpiece designed in 1959 by legendary “architect to the stars” Ed Fickett. Welcome to 2775 Rinconia Drive!


2775 Rinconia Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
PRICE: $1,995,000
PROPERTY SIZE: 2,668 Sq. Ft.

LOT SIZE: 10,414 Sq. Ft.

The Oscar nominated Ava Gardner appeared in such classic films The Killers, The Night of the Iguana, Show Boat, & more. She was known in the studio days for her wit, charm, sophistication, and beauty. Three words that easily summarize this gorgeous double lot estate in the Hollywood Dell neighborhood.


The post-and-beam recalls all the glamour and sex appeal of a bygone era from the Mad Men esque carport, to the open layout living room’s walls of glass, vintage details, exposed beamed ceilings, and rock fireplace.


Modern upgrades in the kitchen include stainless steel appliances, a charming breakfast area, all just off of the dining room.


A second living area or lounge with sliding door access to a large outdoor deck area makes one imagine all the parties and late nights Ava may have hosted for her lovers and friends, some of whom included during this period Howard Hughes, Richard Burton, and Tennessee Williams.

The master suite features sleek wooden shelving, tile floors, patio access, and a suave brick fireplace.


The master bath is a unique standout of the home. Custom wood cabinetry, cool blue tiling, and a unique concrete soaking tub and sink combine to create an elegant mixture of class and creativity.


Two more spacious bedrooms, one with an en suite bath, complete the home.


Outside there’s a deck that offers stunning treelined views of the canyon below.


Private and secluded, the large deck is perfect for entertaining. There’s also a children’s tree house with a rope swing, and steps down to a grassy area with a shaded deck. This is a rare opportunity to live at 2775 Rinconia Drive, the former home of one of Hollywood’s most famous and enduring screen sirens.


To tour this home, or find other homes for sale in the Hollywood Hills, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com


Listing courtesy of Kate Blackwood, deasy/penner&partners.

Comments RSS You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply