For Lease: Barbara Stanwyck’s Whitley Heights Estate – 6666 Whitley Terrace

In 1918, H. J. Whitley commissioned architect A. S. Barnes to design Whitley Heights as a Mediterranean-style neighborhoods on the hillsides above Hollywood Boulevard, and by the 1920s all of Hollywood’s brightest stars of the golden era were moving in. Rudolph Valentino, W.C. Fields, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Tyrone Power, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Rosalind Russell, Judy Garland and Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Barbara Stanwyck, who lived in this grand four bedroom Mediterranean estate with a beautiful blue tiled swimmer’s pool. And now you can live here too.

6666 Whitley Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Price: $8,900/month
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Square feet: 4,735
Lot size: 11,759/AS
Year built: 1927

The well lived-in celebrity estate has seen it all – pool parties, champagne receptions, romance and heartbreak, and much entertaining on a large scale.

Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times for classics Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity, and Sorry, Wrong Number. The star lived at 6666 Whitley Terrace at the height of her fame.

Inside you will be greeted by a grand staircase, soaring ceilings, and arched windows. Descend the classic stairwell to the home’s generous public rooms. The lovely living room is bright and filled with historic character.

The spacious kitchen is perfect for cooking up large dinners for you and your guests. A formal dining room sits just off the kitchen.

The home boasts four bedrooms, all with sweeping panoramic views and some with outdoor balcony access, picture windows, and walk-in closets.

3.5 charming and unique bathrooms.

The bonus lower level features a wine cellar, a screening room, and original chauffeur’s quarters.

Just as beautiful and private outdoors as in, the estate has gardens, fountains, and myriad private outdoor areas.

And the beautiful swimmers pool against the hillside is like its own oasis in the city.

Romantic, gorgeous, and available for lease. Live in a stunning piece of Hollywood history.

For more photos go here. To tour 6666 Whitley Terrace, or find other magnificent homes for lease or for sale in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and beyond, call me at (323) 697-3040 or email me at jacqueline.tager@sothebyshomes.com.

Listing Jacqueline Tager, Sotheby’s International Realty.

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10 Responses to “For Lease: Barbara Stanwyck’s Whitley Heights Estate – 6666 Whitley Terrace”

  1. Ellen Segal says:

    Hi Jackie~

    Looks fantastic. Are you going to have an open house? Would love to look at it.


    • thehollywoodhome says:

      Thanks Ellen! I’m showing this home by appointment only, happy to get you in!
      Let me know a couple dates/times that might work for you. 323.697.3040.

  2. Love your site, thank you for sharing this post with the Chauffeurs in Oxford

  3. cornstarch says:

    You cannot silence me I need to let this man know I like his lemon tree.

  4. Judith Schiavino says:

    My husband and I lived in a small lower apartment of this house after we married in 1965. Memories.

  5. rocky says:

    I attended an open house when this house was for sale in 1985/86. Seems like it sold a couple of times during the early mid 80s…………I remember it being very unique and really built into the hillside on 3 levels. I had just moved to LA and was amazed at the engineering that was done in the 20 s when they built in such steep areas, so i was kind of overly wide eyed in awe…….I remember the large long living room with porches on either side, an oval/round dining room, etc. Kitchen on lower level, which I liked, as I think one reason half of adults in this country are overweight is our open concept kitchen family rooms with too easy access to the fridge. It had a cool 60 s era guest house down below the house and the pool was kind of precariously hanging on to the edge. For whatever reason this house stuck with me vividly for 30 some years. I think the Stanwyk association is somewhat untrue as I dont remember it at time I viewed it in the listing info. Finally the listing price in 85 was really out of this world unrealistic and it was on market a while. Also it was in need of rehab and it looks like it still needs work here and there.

    • thehollywoodhome says:

      Thanks for your comment! The home recently sold in 2016 to a former tenant who had actually rented the chauffeur’s quarters many years ago. The separate “Ballroom” house was built in the 20’s and there is a loft like unit with panoramic views just above it. The current tenants leased the main home and then later rented the other 2 units to create a true compound. It had been in the previous owners family for decades. We were thrilled they shared with us some of the home’s unique Hollywood History.

  6. LeDon Wissner says:

    Hello! As an avid fan of Old Hollywood and the most incredibly multitalented stars, I wish to share some Hollywood History of this specific hom: Before Barbara Stanwyck owned it, it was purchased by Irving Thalberg – the “Boy Wonder” of American movies and well respected producer at MGM. Married to actress Norma Shearer, this was their first home. When they had a son, they moved to Santa Monica but I believe Irving’s parents continued to live at this lovely iconic home in the hills. The architecture of the 20’s is simply leaves me in awe! And the expansive view is a piece of HEAVEN! Thank you for sharing!

    • thehollywoodhome says:

      Thank you for your comment, LeDon! I am sorry I am only seeing it today. And it was Norma Shearer’s birthday JUST yesterday, August 10th. Glad to see there are fellow avid Old Hollywood fans out there.

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