Perfect Home for a Little Tramp
English-born comedy actor Charlie Chaplin was synonymous with the silent-movie era and his widely loved character, The Little Tramp, was the most memorable symbol of silent films. It was perhaps from Chaplin’s financial success portraying this bumbling, but lovable vagrant that he commissioned this gorgeous Spanish-style home built for him in 1929, which is now for sale for $1,725,000.
Not only did Chaplin grace this space, but other notable celebrities also owned it, including actor Robert Downey Jr. in the 1990s and later, reality TV star Kelly Osbourne (daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne), according to the L.A. Times.
Located just above the Sunset Strip, Charlie Chaplin’s home is in the Hollywood Hills real estate market and has been recently restored. Perhaps the most dramatic room in the home is the original beamed-ceiling living room, which has a fireplace as a centerpiece and contains white-washed walls that contrast warmly with the dark hardwood floors.
An open floor plan flows throughout. A simple, but handsome dining room with French doors leads to the patio. Adjacent to the dining room is a large chef’s kitchen. The two-story master suite offers high ceilings, two bathrooms (both remodeled), multiple closets, spacious sitting area, city views, and French doors that open to a secluded backyard with patios and fountain. Two additional private en-suite bedrooms and grand office with views complete this classic Hollywood home.
The listing is held by Matthew Altman of Hilton & Hyland.
Based on a 30-year fixed mortgage rate at a current rate of 4.01 percent and assuming a 20 percent down payment, the monthly mortgage payment for this home is $6,596 per month, as quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.