Los Angeles Times “Hot Property” Cover Story Today of our New Exclusive Charlie Chaplin Listing of The Patio Del Moro
WeHo apartments were home to Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart
A West Hollywood landmark that has been home to such Hollywood giants as comic actor Charlie Chaplin and Oscar-winning actor Humphrey Bogart has come on the market at $5.588 million.
The eight-unit Patio Del Moro features a secret passage (OK, more like a service door) that led from Chaplin’s apartment to that of leading lady Paulette Godard, who became his third wife.
The main unit, which has often served as an owner’s unit, has been occupied by Bogart, actress Joan Fontaine, who won an Academy Award for Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” (1941), and film composer Walter Jurmann.
The two-story unit has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a balcony. A Moroccan arched veranda overlooks the living room, which has a vaulted ceiling and hand-painted beams.
Actress Suzanne Pleshette lived in a one-bedroom, one-bath bungalow until the mid-60s. That apartment has a living room fireplace and a separate dining room.
Another one-bedroom unit is believed to have been the central dining quarters for residents in the 1920s and later, a speakeasy.
The Charlie Chaplin unit has multiple entrances, a patio with a fountain, three bedrooms and an attic loft.
Designed by husband-and-wife team Arthur and Nina Zwebell and architect Leland Bryant, the Spanish Colonial Revival building features Moorish details, a copper-domed Tunisian tower and horseshoe-shaped and pointed arched doorways and windows.
The complex, built in 1926, has 13 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms and 9,930 square feet of living space.
Christophe Choo of Coldwell Banker is the listing agent.
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