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Live in Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner's $4.9M Love Nest High Up in the Los Angeles Mountains

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Photos Courtesy of Joe Babajian

Old Hollywood never seems to lose its appeal, with stars like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe still commanding our attention. Not only do we love looking and speaking like them, we love living like them, which is why celebrity real estate is always going to spark some interest. Listed with Joe Babajian, 2260 Maravilla Drive in Los Angeles has plenty going for it, from its prime location overlooking the city in the Outpost Estates to its list of former residents (like Bela Lugosi and Sinatra himself) — plus, it takes a pretty great photo. 

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Priced at just $4.9 million, this four bedroom, four bathroom estate is a pretty great steal. Sitting on a 11,615-square-foot lot, the entire villa offers amazing Los Angeles views, as well as 4,200 square feet of living space. Not only did Dracula himself live here (Bela Lugosi) in the 1930s, this residence was the first home of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in the early 1950s. Plus, names like Ben Affleck, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Ben Stiller and Marilu Henner have all lived in the neighborhood, so there's a pretty good chance you'll be living among some star power.  

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The home's main floor has a kitchen, dining room, and a living and family room with a double-sided marble fireplace. The living area features huge sliding glass doors to open the interior up to the city views and give that relaxing Southern Californian feel. The floor above is where you will find the grand master bedroom and bath, with its own patio, and two extra bedrooms. There's also an entertainment level that opens up to an infinity pool with panoramic views, with an additional guest suite and bath.

Having been fully renovated, the estate comes complete with top-of-the-line upgrades, like gray stained French oak wood flooring and an integrated sound/security system. 

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Mila Pantovich

Mila Pantovich lives in San Diego, CA with her cat and two rats. She graduated from California State San Marcos with a degree in Literature and Writing and a minor in Film Studies. She has written for several publications, including San Diego City News and North Park News, and in her spare time writes film reviews for various online publications. A self-prescribed film/book obsessive, she's curren...(Read More)

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