The Spanish-style home, built for film pioneer Carroll Dunning, has listed for sale for $5 million.
A Spanish-style home built for film pioneer Carroll Dunning has listed for sale above Hollywood’s Sunset Strip for $5 million.
Dunning, co-founder of the Dunningcolor Corp., developed one of the first “green screen” processing techniques for adding backgrounds to scenes filmed in a studio. Known as the Dunning Process, it was first used in the 1933 monster-adventure classic “King Kong.”
His onetime residence, designed by architect Paul Revere Williams and built in 1929, sits on a triangular corner lot in Hollywood Hills with city lights and mountain views.
Recently renovated, the four-story house offers a nod to a bygone era, with arched picture windows, wrought iron fixtures and hardwood oak floors. Interior spaces include a living room with an artistic-tile fireplace, a formal dining room, an office and an eat-in kitchen with walls of bi-folding doors.
The master suite, outfitted with multiple walk-in closets, takes in a 180-degree city view. In all, there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 5,000 square feet.
Terraced patios create additional living space outdoors. Various steps and pathways navigate manicured gardens, a sunken fire pit and a saltwater swimming pool.
The property last changed hands in 2014 for $1.7 million, records show.