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Charlie Chaplin's Home Listed For $1.725 Million

Charlie Chaplin Home

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/11/2011 12:38 pm Updated: 10/11/2011 5:12 am

New to the housing market is this Sunset Strip property for $1.725 million. Built in 1926, this Spanish-style property comes with a Hollywood legacy -- it was originally built for silent film star Charlie Chaplin.

Matthew Altman, the listing agent, tells The Huffington Post that actor Robert Downey Jr. (who once played Charlie Chaplin in the 1992 film "Chaplin") and television personality Kelly Osbourne also used to call this place home.

Comprising 2,728 square feet, this home has three bedrooms and five bathrooms. The living room's beamed ceiling is part of the original construction, according to the LA Times. The master suite is two stories and has high ceilings, multiple closets, and an open floor plan. Well-restored and beautifully designed, this home is ideal for entertainment.

A legendary silent film actor, Charlie Chaplin was best known for his slapstick and mime-like comedy. In 1919, Chaplin co-founded United Artists with golden era heavy-hitters D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks. By the 1920s, when Chaplin lived in this home, he was approaching the peak of his career. "The Great Dictator," "Modern Times," and "City Lights" were all made after his home was built.

Photos courtesy of the official listing with Josh and Matthew Altman of The Altman Brothers.

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