‘Funny Girl’ Fanny Brice’s Former Home Is Among Priciest Rentals in LA
A Los Angeles estate with old Hollywood roots is now among the priciest rentals on the market.
The home, at 312 North Faring Road in LA’s westside neighborhood Holmby Hills, is asking $225,000 a month, according to a listing on Zillow posted earlier this month.
The mansion was originally built for Fanny Brice, a comedian and the star behind the radio comedy “The Baby Snooks Show.” Brice has been portrayed in the Broadway musical “Funny Girl” by Barbra Streisand (and movie), Beanie Feldstein and Lea Michele.
The property sold last year for $49.5 million, according to county records. At the time, it was asking $58 million.
The estate sits on nearly two acres, with eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms across approximately 19,000 square feet. Arrival into the grounds features a circular motor court, with a garage that fits over 15 cars.
The house’s amenities include a wine cellar, breakfast room, third floor playroom and chef's kitchen with butler's pantry. The primary suite offers dual closets and bathrooms, a private sitting room and salon. Three additional bedrooms come with en suite baths.
Outside, there are patios, a saltwater pool, koi pond, vegetable and rose gardens and championship tennis court, along with a pool house with a sauna and fitness center. The property also hosts two private, fully-equipped guest houses — one of which was designed by John Elgin Woolf, a renown architect famous for designing Hollywood homes.
In addition to Brice, the estate has also been owned by film executive Alan Ladd Jr, along with King World Productions founding partner Richard King and his interior designer wife, Lauren. Under their direction, the mansion has been rebuilt and enlarged and amenities have been added.
Aaron Kirman of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate holds the listing.