The interiors of this lovely and well-preserved Spanish Revival estate just north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills haven't changed too much since the 1930s, when it was home to famed and famously private German actress Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich didn't own the 1926 house; it was owned by her friend, socialite Countess Dorothy di Frasso, says the Wall Street Journal. It was di Frasso who hired Elsie de Wolfe—the woman "credited with single-handedly inventing the profession of interior decorating," the New Yorker once wrote—to design these interiors. Many of de Wolfe's Art Deco flourishes from that time, including handpainted wallpaper, can still be seen in recent listing photos. The house has just sold for only the third time since then.
Curbed LA has the full story and more gorgeous interior shots. >>