Despite his stunning record of success and overall flamboyant personality, even Liberace needed a break from the realities of Hollywood – and now his one-time lair can be yours.
In West Hollywood, Liberace’s “secret” home – at 8732 Shoreham Dr. — listed for $3.59 million, according to a release from its stockbroker.
That’s more than the $2.88 million the 2,360-square-foot home was asking for in Spring 2022. Property records show the home subsequently sold in August 2022 for $2.6 million — and comparing photos from last year’s listing to those now, it’s obvious the home was renovated in the months that followed.
It’s all in The Shoreham, a 1937 15-apartment townhouse complex whose former residents also include Olivia de Havilland, her sister Joan Fontaine—specifically, the sister with whom de Havilland was known to feud—and Marlene Dietrich. The Shoreham owes its origins to MGM Studios, who built it to house talent above the Sunset Strip.
With three bedrooms, two of which are master suites, three full bathrooms and a powder room, this listing also includes an updated kitchen with new appliances and a laundry room with floor to ceiling storage.
Pictures show an original fireplace, pillars, beautiful herringbone floors, and even space for a home gym. A stairwell leads to a private 2,000 square foot rooftop terrace with space to dine, relax and overlook the Los Angeles skyline. There is also an outdoor TV.
A lifelong performer and pianist, Liberace was also known for his screen presence — he hosted The Liberace Show in the 1950s and 1960s and even appeared in films like Sincerely Yours.
Liberace died of complications from AIDS in 1987 at the age of 67 – several weeks after receiving medical treatment for what his associates called “the effects of a watermelon diet”. He died at his home in Palm Springs.
Chris Laib and Michael Remacle of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.