The late Harry Warner's Hancock Park manor was recently sold for $2.9 million by a bank, the real estate firm that handled the transaction announced this week.
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The structure was built in 1923 by Warner, the movie mogul who cofounded the Warner Bros. studio. The 5,555 square foot Georgian colonial estate boasts seven bedrooms and five and a half baths as well as a tennis court, pool, and marble staircase. Located at 501 S. Rossmore Ave, the estate was originally priced at $4.75 million.
Warner reportedly hosted the industry's top parties at the estate and held movie showings at the home basement screening room, which was lined with maple paneled walls and which contained a movie projection booth. He sold the house after a few years to help finance one of the industry's first talking pictures, The Jazz Singer.
The transaction was handled by Media West Realty, which created a promotional website and a high definition video of the property to help sell it.
-With reporting from City News Service. Got news? Email us.