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Larry Fine-Louis Stone Residence, William J. Summerbell c.1925 | by Michael Locke
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Larry Fine-Louis Stone Residence, William J. Summerbell c.1925

Architect William J. Summerbell designed the Mediterranean Revival style house in 1925. Before 1930, the house was home to two notable actors; Louis Stone and Larry Fine. Stone was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 for The Patriot. After that, he appeared in seven films with Greta Garbo, spanning both the silent and early sound periods. He appeared in more than 80 films between 1914 and 1953. Stone, who was prematurely gray, played mature roles that fitted his appearance. He later moved to Hancock Park where he met a tragic end by suffering a heart attack while in pursuit of some pranksters who had thrown his lawn furniture in the pool.

 

Larry Stone played the role of Curly in The Three Stooges and is remembered for his trademark zany hair style.

 

The four bedroom, five bath home in 3844 sq. ft. is currently (June 2014) on the market listed for sale for $3,299,000 and described in the listing as " beautiful Mediterranean Estate embraces the Montecito lifestyle. Gated, private , completely restored with sensitivity to original character .This home features dark stained hardwood floors, high ceilings and perfect floor plan for family and entertainment. Grand open kitchen with center island and new appliances. Upstairs with four bedrooms featuring romantic Master with pitch ceilings and spa like bath. Lower level hosts perfect space for media room or entertaining. Large sprawling grassy yard with outdoor fireplace + dining area covered by lushly planted ramada. Tropical foliage surrounds secluded private pool and lush living Cabana".

 

Located at 2355 Aberdeen Avenue in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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Taken on June 29, 2014