Hollywood Icon Rock Hudson Once Lived in This LA Home—And It’s On The Market for $3.75 Million
This stunning home is situated in the hills of Los Angeles and offers a gorgeous overlooking view of the bustling Sunset Strip. Aside from the breathtaking view, it also boasts of an interesting backstory: it was once owned by Hollywood heartthrob Rock Hudson. The home is now up on the market and has a price tag of $3.75 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Originally built way back in 1937, the property features a 2-story main house that has 2,803 square feet of living space. The property, which spans more than a third of an acre, also has a separate guesthouse, a 2-car garage, and is surrounded by security gates.
The main house is designed with a transitional aesthetics complete with classic fixtures and vaulted ceilings. It has three bedrooms as well as four bathrooms.
An exciting feature inside the home is the wraparound bar in the den. The house is also decked with several picture windows and balconies that boast an overlooking view of the city below. Enhancing the charm of the outdoor space is the swimming pool and the backyard patio.
Hudson reportedly owned the property in a brief period in the late 1970s. But before this, he maintained another property in the same area. He shared it with his then-wife, secretary and interior decorator Phyllis Gates. The couple got married in 1995 but separated less than three years later. Their home was a 2-bedroom cottage that was built in 1949. It is decked with hardwood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and French doors.
After they divorced, Hudson purchased a secluded Beverly Hills mansion in 1962. The Spanish-style home dubbed “The Castle” was Hudson’s home up until he passed away in 1985. It was eventually purchased by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 1992. Allen then did some renovation works on the property. Some buildings were destroyed, while others were rebuilt.
Born Roy Harold Scherer Jr, Hudson was one of the most famous movie stars of his generation. He became a notable heartthrob during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Throughout his four-decade career, Hudson has starred in numerous movies like Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, and Giant.
His string of romantic comedy hits cemented his status as a Hollywood leading man with movies like Doris Day: Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, and Lover Come Back. When the ’70s rolled in, he ventured into television work and was able to star in the hit mystery series McMillan & Wife. His last known role was a guest appearance during the 5th season of the popular ’80s soap opera Dynasty.
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