HOMES – 1940s

Mary Astor wrote about the San Remo Drive House in “My Story.  “It was a great Georgian house, with white pillars and a portico, set back from the street among lovely old shrubs and trees—a jacaranda and a cork tree and many deodars. The design was formal: a large living room and dining room, each with a fireplace, and divided by an entrance hall with a fine sweeping staircase leading to two master bedroom suites with a library between them. It wandered back to a kitchen and breakfast room, with a rear staircase to four smaller bedrooms and two baths.  The house swallowed up the furnishings from Toluca Lake and greedily demanded more, and I obliged.”

This is what Marylyn had to say about the San Remo House: ” Our big Georgian mansion was rife with mice!  There was always a piano in the house.  The house was tastefully decorated with beautiful period furniture. Classic French in the living room and beyond, Spanish furniture in the dining room and Mom’s bedroom was art-deco.  Entertainer, Ken Murray lived next door and I used to swim in his pool.”