The former Bel-Air home of producer Martin Ransohoff is now available for $7.5 million.
The five-bedroom Los Angeles-area residence stretches to 6,000 square feet and was built in 1941. Traditional in style, the beautiful mansion features a number of large living areas ideal for entertaining.
Classic spaces include a foyer with a curving staircase, a library with built-in shelves, and an office provide plenty of space for comfort. There is also a large chef’s kitchen and a dining room looking out over the garden.
A series of fine details holds the attention here. Linen wall covering, a deco-inflected, meandros-pattern balustrade, crown moldings, period limestone fireplace, and parquet floors are all pleasing to the eye. But the property exterior is downright lovely, with gardens, water features, and an open-topped Greek column gazebo scattered throughout the walking paths and patios.
Ransohoff, who died last year, is best known for producing the enduring “The Americanization of Emily,” penned by “Network” screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky. During his long career, Ransohoff also produced classics “The Cincinnati Kid” and “Catch-22.” His production company was Filmways.