The onetime midcentury ranch-style home of actress and songstress Doris Day—known during her joyful reign as ‘America’s Sweetheart’—sold this month for $11.025 million.
The Beverly Hills property had been listed by Day’s estate, and priced at $14.5 million when it first appeared in August of last year—about three months after the entertainer’s death at age 97. According to public records, Day owned the home for about seven years; she paid $6.5 million for it in the spring of 2012.
The four-and-four’s interiors—which span 4,309 square feet—are a curious mix of modern and traditional styles. Interior landscaping includes an ebullient planting in the foyer, dark oak plank runs throughout the common areas, and paned glass panels allow plentiful natural light into the living areas. The living room sports built-ins and fold-away glass that opens generously onto the brick patio.
Details are frequently glitzy; crystal chandeliers, heavy drapery, and a kitchen decked out with a La Cornue top the list. The master suite receives a substantial chunk of the single-floor home’s footprint, and features built-ins, a large walk-in closet, and a series of French doors off the bedroom that, again, open onto brick, where a lawn, sports court, pool and pool house await.