Sold: Star Designer's Opulent, Historic Hollywood House
Decorator-to-the-stars LM Pagano has sold her historic Colonial Greek Revival mansion for the $3.1 million asking price. The home, at 7922 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, sold Sept. 5 after about six months on the market. The 1930 mansion was once home to musical film actress Deanna Durbin. Later, Lynda Carter lived there after her acting career took off with her portrayal of Wonder Woman in the 1970s.
Eventually, the home became a hippie art colony and had been converted to a triplex when Pagano and her husband bought it for just $475,000 in 1994, according to the L.A. Times. The home sits on a large lot that could be developed into more units in the now-trendy neighborhood.
Over the past two decades, Pagano, who has done work for Johnny Depp and Nicolas Cage, redecorated the home into an opulent five-bedroom work of art. The home's stately proportions and historic elements, such as original molding and marble fireplaces, anchor designer details spun off Pagano's treasures. More than two dozen Chinese lanterns flicker above a covered patio overlooking the back garden. Persimmon paint brightens the heavy furniture in the formal dining room.
Ian Brooks and George Salazar of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services acted as both the buyers' and sellers' agents.