Pickfair sold for about $20 million

April 24, 2005 at 1:05 PM
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LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Pickfair, the famed Los Angeles estate of silent film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, has sold for about $20 million to a neighbor.

The 15-bedroom, 26,000-square-foot mansion was rebuilt almost entirely in 1994 by its sellers, businessman Meshulam Riklis and actress Pia Zadora, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.

The property, once covering 15 acres, has been subdivided and consists now of 2.23 acres.

The original 1919 hunting lodge was rebuilt in 1932 by architect Wallace Neff into an elegant 22-room Georgian-style home for the first famous couple from the era of silent film -- Pickford and Fairbanks -- who named their home Pickfair, after their own names, the Times noted.

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