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Cecil B. DeMille estate returns for $25M

Property briefly hit the market for $1M less in 2008
By Katherine Clarke | March 28, 2017 11:00AM

Cecil B. DeMille and the Los Feliz house

The famed Cecil B. DeMille estate in Los Feliz is back and pricier than ever.

The property, on De Mille Drive, listed Monday for $24.95 million. It was most recently on the market in 2008, asking $23.95 million, but was delisted that same year.

Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland is marketing the 11,000-square-foot home on behalf of its current owners, Richard Grossman and Linda Lyons. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Inside the DeMille Drive property

DeMille, known as one of the founding fathers of American cinema, reportedly bought the property for just $28,000 in 1916 and later connected it with the house next door, which was formerly home to Charlie Chaplin. DeMille lived there for more than four decades.

The six-bedroom home sits on 2.1 elevated acres in gated Laughlin Park. The main Beaux Arts-style mansion was built in 1913. The property was recently renovated to include modern amenities. A new pool with arched fountains was installed.

DeMille is best known as one of the most prolific and revered filmmakers of the early to mid-twentieth century. He made about 70 feature films, including “Samson and Delilah” and “The Ten Commandments.”