The Hancock Park House from ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ Is for Sale

The two-story Mediterranean hits the market for the first time in 48 years for a cool $3.8 million
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Your homicidal sibling rivalry now has the perfect place to call home—if you have $3.8 million to spare.

For the first time in 50 years, the Mediterranean estate Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s characters called home in the 1962 psychological thriller What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is on the market. Located at 172 S. McCadden Place in the tony Hancock Park neighborhood, the home has four bedrooms (plus a study), three bathrooms, a pool, and a two-story guest house with a sauna and kitted-out apartment upstairs.

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Here’s the full listing from Ari Afshar with Compass realty, which sort of buries the 1928 home’s Hollywood bona fides:

First time on the market in almost 50 years! Beautiful and historic Hancock Park estate, situated on a sprawling 11,000 s.f. lot. Rare opportunity to transform an original Hollywood icon. Exquisite architectural details abound the 4000 sf main residence, including a grand, double-height entry & spiral staircase, a formal dining room, & a spacious, sunken living room w/ original beamed-ceiling & fireplace. Downstairs layout features the cooks kitchen, a private guest suite w/ its own bathroom & exterior access, as well as a den & breakfast room which leads out to the yard. Upstairs there are four large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office/study, & a large balcony. The 2-story guest house features a cabana full bathroom/sauna downstairs, & a full studio with kitchen/bath/fireplace upstairs. Private yard has a massive salt water pool, spa, lawn, and patio/sitting area.The house has a rich cinematic history and was prominently featured in the classic film “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.”

According to writer and locations buff Lindsay Blake, only the exterior of the home was used in the film, while the interiors were built on a soundstage at what’s now Raleigh Studios. “Said set was far grander, more opulent and boasted many more Mediterranean accents than its real-life counterpart,” Blake writes, although the home, which has clearly undergone updates since the ’60s, is certainly no dump. Just don’t move in with your sister.


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