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Doris Day's Former Beverly Hills Home Is Listed for $14.5 Million

Joyce Chen

Fans of iconic Hollywood multihyphenate Doris Day now have a chance to own a part of her history: The late singer-actress’s longtime Beverly Hills residence recently hit the market for $14.5 million. Day and her then husband and manager, Marty Melcher, bought the home together in the 1950s. Melcher passed away in 1968, and Day owned the abode until 2006, when she sold it for a little over $6.5 million.

During their time there in the '50s and '60s, Day was on a steady rise to fame, with hit films like Love Me or Leave Me and Lover Come Back dominating the box office. The contemporary-style one-story home retains much of the charm that no doubt drew Day and Melcher to it in the first place—built in 1922, the house still boasts such period-specific detailing as beamed ceilings, wainscoting, crown molding, and an abundance of crystal chandeliers. The house spans more than 4,300 square feet and is tucked behind hedges and gates for ultimate privacy.

Inside, the living and dining rooms boast plenty of natural light and doors opening onto the grounds. The kitchen, which has been updated since Day and Melcher’s ownership, revolves around a large center island (above which one of the home's three chandeliers dangles), with an impressive La Cornue range. Elsewhere in the home is the spacious master suite, which boasts a walk-in closet, a marble bathroom, and a set of French doors that open out onto a back patio.

Other notable rooms in the house include a smaller office space and a children’s room with built-in bookshelves and window seating. In total, the home includes four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Out back, the tiered brick patios give way to a generous grassy green lawn and a swimming pool. Other amenities include a poolhouse, a basketball half-court, and an outdoor fireplace.

Later on in life, Day also maintained a home (and, separately, a pet-friendly hotel) in Carmel, California, where she ultimately spent the last years of her life before passing away this past May at the age of 97.

Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest