Cecil B. DeMille’s Glorious & Glamorous Estate – 2000 De Mille Drive

Classic old Hollywood at its finest and most luxurious. The DeMille Estate is a true showstopper. Set on 2.1 elevated acres, six bedrooms, ten baths, pool, pool house, plus a studio house, rolling lawns and gardens,  2000 De Mille Drive is listed at a breezy $24.95 million.

2000 De Mille Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Price: $24,950,000
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 10
Property Size: 11,000 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 2 acres
Year Built: 1913


Cecil B. DeMille, of course, is the legendary filmmaker, director of The Ten Commandments, The King of Kings, Cleopatra, Samson & Delilah, The Greatest Show on Earth, and many more excellent and timeless films. DeMille purchased the home in 1916 for $27,893 (Yes, five digits) and lived there with his family until his death in 1959.


The home is located in Los Feliz’s exclusive and gated Laughlin Park neighborhood. The Beaux Arts style mansion was built in 1913 and it is rumored that once DeMille bought the house he also purchased Charlie Chaplin’s smaller house next door and added an arboretum connecting the two.

The home went through a six-year renovation and restoration to bring the home back to its original grandeur. And today, as one of the most famous homes in Los Angeles,  2000 De Mille Drive is ready for its close-up.



The living spaces are gorgeous. The restoration was sensitive to the home’s history and original details yet included modern updates and amenities.

The gourmet kitchen is bright and beautiful.

The master suite has a stunning fireplace, plus a private patio through not one but two lovely French doors. The views are jaw dropping with sights from the Griffith Observatory to the ocean.

And this bath is simply envy inducing!


The compound is gated and walled and surrounded by rolling lawns, specimen trees, and rose gardens.


The pool boasts arched fountains.

Notice the Observatory just up top there on the left.

Sophisticated, classic, and beautiful, 2000 De Mille Drive presents a rare chance to own a piece of Hollywood history. It’s a wonderful estate with a pedigree rare for not just Los Angeles, but anywhere.

To tour this home, or find other magnificent homes for sale in Los Feliz and beyond, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing provided courtesy of Brett Lawyer, Hilton & Hyland.

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