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Sammy Davis Jr.’s former house, redeveloped by Jason Oppenheim, lists for $8M

The Hollywood Hills home has a “conversation pit” in the center of the pool
By Cathaleen Chen | July 11, 2017 03:00PM

Sammy Davis Jr. and the home at 8842 Evanview Drive (Credit: Getty, Daniel Dahler and Nate Williams, via Oppenheim Group)

It’s not sprinkled with dew or covered in chocolate, but if you want live like the candyman, look no further than 8842 Evanview Drive.

The brand new Hollywood Hills home just hit the market for a sliver under $8 million. It sits on land that once housed the estate of Sammy Davis Jr., according to housing permits from 1958.

(Credit: Daniel Dahler and Nate Williams, via Oppenheim Group)

Davis also owned the property next door, at 8850 Evanview Drive — a larger house that last sold for $3.8 million in 2013.

Jason Oppenheim, president of the Oppenheim Group brokerage, redeveloped the 5,000-square-foot residence with architect Jhoiey Ramirez, he told The Real Deal.

(Credit: Daniel Dahler and Nate Williams, via Oppenheim Group)

Oppenheim acquired the property last year for $2.7 million, records show. He stripped the 1987-built modular-style residence to the studs and expanded the interior space. The floor plan is now completely open in the living areas. It has three bedrooms and four bathrooms.

He spent about $3 million redeveloping the property, he said. It’s his first foray into residential development.

“I went three times over my budget — it’s pretty nuts,” Oppenheim said.

(Credit: Daniel Dahler and Nate Williams, via Oppenheim Group)

Its most interesting feature? A “conversation pit” in the center of the pool.

Oppenheim also has the listing. In addition to being for sale, it’s available to rent, fully furnished, for $49,000 a month.