William Kesling's Streamline Moderne home has been listed at $1.07 million. It was built in 1936 for Wallace Beery, an Academy Award winning actor and one time elephant trainer for the Ringling Brother's circus. Beery stared in films such as "The Lost World," "Robin Hood," and "The Champ." He was the first husband of the famous Gloria Swanson, star of "Sunset Boulevard," and was later married to Rita Gilman.
William Kesling's architectural style showcases his love of Hollywood, curved forms, straight lines, and art deco aesthetics. Once he began working with Wallace Beery, who had a love for airplanes, Kesling incorporated aviation and aeronautic elements into the design. Beery enjoyed Kesling's work so much, he had two other properties built, according to Silver Lake News.
This property features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with just under 1,500 square feet of living space. The home has been meticulously renovated by the former and present owners. The 7,000 square foot lot includes masterful succulent gardens, a koi pond, and walking paths. It has been featured in Dream Palaces of Hollywood's Golden Era, Kesling Modern Structures, and Metropolitan Home Magazine. Kesling's Adams House is also for sale in the nearby Silver Lake area.
Photos by Everett Fenton Gidley, courtesy of Victoria Massengale of Keller Williams Beverly Hills.