The WSJ’s Stefanos Chen notes the home’s “Tinsel town charms” like its “former film projection room and a suede-upholstered bedroom.” The 5-bedroom, 5-bath home features many of its original details, including peg/groove oak floors, stenciled and beamed ceilings, exquisite tiles, wrought iron, fixtures and hardware.
Built in 1930 by developer/builder Rene Rivierre, 707 N. Walden Drive was purchased by legendary comedian/entertainer Joe E. Brown, who lived in the house until 1938. Mr. Brown made few alterations to the house, including the addition of a screening room in 1934, and some decorative casework in about 1935. The house had two subsequent owners, who made no known alterations, until Maxwell and Marcie Greenberg purchased the house in 1958. The Greenbergs updated the kitchen in 1958.
To learn more about this historical residence, watch the video tour below presented by Richard Greenberg.