The HM Warner Home in Los Angeles has been listed at $5.8 million
A legendary property known as the HM Warner Home has just gone on the market in Los Angeles for $5.8 million.
The classic Renaissance house was envisioned by Harry Warner, one of the lead siblings of Warner Bros. Studios. In collaboration with the famous architect Burnside Sturgisaccording to the listing agent John DurlerFrom Hancock Homes Real Estate.
He notes that the house was a haven for movie stars seeking a retreat from the pace of studio life.
“During the time that Harry Warner resided in this opulent mansion, it became a hot spot for the Hollywood elite,” Doerler explains. “It is widely believed that he hosted some of his closest friends, legendary Hollywood stars, at his residence. It is easy to imagine stars such as Humphrey Bogart, bette davis, And Errol Flynn Enjoying the lush surroundings and the company of industry peers.
A bold move
Doerler says Warner’s “bold ambitions” eventually led him to sell the house — a decision that ultimately helped cement the future of the motion picture industry.
“He sold the magnificent property to finance The Jazz Singer, a groundbreaking film that represented one of the first forays into sync-sound cinema,” Doerler says. “This pioneering move has paid off, as Warner Bros. has continued to produce classic films like The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Rebel for no reason.”
Obviously there is a lot of history here.
The seven-bedroom, 5,555-square-foot mansion is located in the Hancock Park neighborhood. Built in 1923, the brick house features a variety of Greco-Roman details, including Corinthian columns, a majestic portico, and a Juliet balcony.
Inside, the herringbone wood floors, arched windows and doors, and three fireplaces remain intact. Other preserved architectural elements include maple-paneled walls, shell ceilings, and custom millwork.
The classic kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances, including a Viking range with hood.
The luxurious master suite features a fireplace, sitting room, and spa-inspired bathroom with beautiful arched windows.
Other luxury amenities include a maple-paneled movie room, full-size tennis court, indoor pool, outdoor kitchen and guest house.
Duerler believes the home’s rich background presents an important opportunity for its next owner.
“I hope the buyers who end up with this historic home will take the time to restore the original architectural details,” he says. “I would like to see this piece of history preserved.”