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alert-–-judy-garland’s-stunning-la-mansion-that-she-bought-the-same-year-she-signed-up-to-star-in-iconic-movie-the-wizard-of-oz-hits-the-market-for-$11.5mAlert – Judy Garland’s stunning LA mansion that she bought the same year she signed up to star in iconic movie The Wizard of Oz hits the market for $11.5M

There’s no place like home – especially when you’re Judy Garland.

Fans of the late Wizard of Oz actress will love to know that her house is actually up for sale – and it’s definitely not in Kansas.

Found in LA’s prestigious Bel-Air neighborhood, the 5,513-square-foot, five bedroom abode was built especially for the star – a year before the 1939 film’s release.

The idyllic two-story property thus boasts hardwood floors throughout, and is seen in a slew of vintage photos featuring the multitalented artist.

It’s also set on some 2.7 acres of exceptionally manicured grounds – an impressive sight rivaled only by the old owner’s own career, and perhaps its price tag. To own the piece of Hollywood history, you’ll need a whopping $11.5 million.

Found in LA's prestigious Bel-Air neighborhood, the 5,513-square-foot, five bedroom abode was built especially for the star - a year before she appeared in The Wizard of OZ

Found in LA’s prestigious Bel-Air neighborhood, the 5,513-square-foot, five bedroom abode was built especially for the star – a year before she appeared in The Wizard of OZ

The exterior features a brick-paneled walkway that Garland once traversed - though back in her day it was still stone. Garland is seen in photos making that walk in 1939, seemingly taking in the splendor of her first taste of real success

The exterior features a brick-paneled walkway that Garland once traversed – though back in her day it was still stone. Garland is seen in photos making that walk in 1939, seemingly taking in the splendor of her first taste of real success

‘This is a very special home in a very special location,’ explained Beverly Hills Real Estate Agent Josh Flagg of Garland’s legacy, more than 50 years after she passed on.

‘Not only does it have pedigree, but it belonged to one of the most famous stars in the world,’ the realtor at Compass added, before detailing some of the home’s most fetching features.

‘The home is a true center hall floor plan home,’ he said, sharing photos from both inside and out.

‘It’s located just a mile north of Sunset [Boulevard] and a few blocks from the hotel Bel Air’, he continued, mentioning the traditional curved staircase and iron railing in the entry foyer – a scene straight out of Old Hollywood.

The listing agent then rattled off some of the home’s more unique characteristics that retain that old aesthetic, even after all of the modifications made after Garland’s premature passing in 1969.

This includes multiple black marble fireplaces, molded walls, and an extra-large chef’s kitchen, which Flagg declared was one of his ‘personal favorite rooms’ in the entire abode.

The others, he said, are the kitchen and the large formal living room, both of which contribute handsomely – double entendre intended – to the home’s 5,513 square-feet.

'This is a very special home in a very special location,' explained Beverly Hills Real Estate Agent Josh Flagg of Garland's legacy, more than 50 years after she passed on

‘This is a very special home in a very special location,’ explained Beverly Hills Real Estate Agent Josh Flagg of Garland’s legacy, more than 50 years after she passed on

'Not only does it have pedigree, but it belonged to one of the most famous stars in the world,' the realtor at Compass added, before detailing some of the home's most fetching features

‘Not only does it have pedigree, but it belonged to one of the most famous stars in the world,’ the realtor at Compass added, before detailing some of the home’s most fetching features

'The home is a true center hall floor plan home,' he said, sharing photos from inside and out

‘The home is a true center hall floor plan home,’ he said, sharing photos from inside and out

'It's located just a mile north of Sunset [Boulevard] and a few blocks from the hotel Bel Air', he continued, mentioning the traditional curved staircase and iron railing in the entry foyer - a scene straight out of Old Hollywood

‘It’s located just a mile north of Sunset [Boulevard] and a few blocks from the hotel Bel Air’, he continued, mentioning the traditional curved staircase and iron railing in the entry foyer – a scene straight out of Old Hollywood

The listing agent then rattled off some of the home's more unique characteristics that manage to retain an old aesthetic, even after decades of modifications made after Garland's premature passing in 1969

The listing agent then rattled off some of the home’s more unique characteristics that manage to retain an old aesthetic, even after decades of modifications made after Garland’s premature passing in 1969

This includes multiple black marble fireplaces, molded walls, and an extra-large chef's kitchen, which Flagg declared was one of his 'personal favorite rooms' in the entire abode

This includes multiple black marble fireplaces, molded walls, and an extra-large chef’s kitchen, which Flagg declared was one of his ‘personal favorite rooms’ in the entire abode

The chef's kitchen is a nod to modern luxury and convenience offering top of the line appliances, the listing states - with an expansive marble island as well as a sun-drenched breakfast nook

The chef’s kitchen is a nod to modern luxury and convenience offering top of the line appliances, the listing states – with an expansive marble island as well as a sun-drenched breakfast nook

The 2.7 acre property has been meticulously restored, and is only a few miles away from the famed Getty Art Museum and Sunset Blvd.

The 2.7 acre property has been meticulously restored, and is only a few miles away from the famed Getty Art Museum and Sunset Blvd.

‘The 2.7 acre property is exquisite and the home has been meticulously restored,’ the agent said of the property only a few miles away from the famed Getty Art Museum.

‘We are fortunate to have several photos from Judy’s time at the property which we have used in our marketing materials online,’ he said, citing photos of Garland enjoying her then-new home, which she had custom-built when she secured the part of Dorothy when she was just 16.

‘While there’s no science that justifies an exact correlation between price when a celebrity lives at a home or has lived at a home, I do feel that it adds value,’ Flagg concluded.

Other room include a full-blown dressing room – one fitting of such a beloved, iconic star.

There are also dual walk-in closets and ‘several conversation areas’, each of which are bolstered by five en suite bedrooms.

If a full bath for each room wasn’t enough of sell, take a walk on the home’s surrounding property, which comes complete with an in-ground pool and a large brick-lined patio – for entertaining guests more sizable than Munchkins. 

The outside also features a backyard writer’s cottage with a fireplace, as well as a series of tasteful cabinets to keep personal items stashed away.

'We are fortunate to have several photos from Judy's time at the property which we have used in our marketing materials online,' agents said, citing photos of Garland enjoying her then-new home, which she had custom-built when she secured the part of Dorothy when she was just 16

‘We are fortunate to have several photos from Judy’s time at the property which we have used in our marketing materials online,’ agents said, citing photos of Garland enjoying her then-new home, which she had custom-built when she secured the part of Dorothy when she was just 16

The bathrooms - like much of the rest of the property - scream vintage, and hark back to the days the star walked its halls

The bathrooms – like much of the rest of the property – scream vintage, and hark back to the days the star walked its halls 

The five, generously sized, bedrooms are all en-suite and help to complete the carefully curated floor plan of this posh enclave, agents wrote in the listing

The five, generously sized, bedrooms are all en-suite and help to complete the carefully curated floor plan of this posh enclave, agents wrote in the listing 

Each of the property's five bedrooms boasts a private, posh bathroom, complete with a shower and bath

Each of the property’s five bedrooms boasts a private, posh bathroom, complete with a shower and bath

Seen here is one of the bedrooms repurposed into an office, with windows that allow the LA sun to soak through

Seen here is one of the bedrooms repurposed into an office, with windows that allow the LA sun to soak through

'While there's no science that justifies an exact correlation between price when a celebrity lives at a home or has lived at a home, I do feel that it adds value,' agents said of the pricey listing

‘While there’s no science that justifies an exact correlation between price when a celebrity lives at a home or has lived at a home, I do feel that it adds value,’ agents said of the pricey listing

The 1938 estate exudes taste, and has graced the pages of numerous prestigious publications over the years

The 1938 estate exudes taste, and has graced the pages of numerous prestigious publications over the years

If a full bath for each room wasn't enough of a sell, take a walk on the home's surrounding property, which boasts a large brick-lined patio - for entertaining guests more sizable than Munchkins.

If a full bath for each room wasn’t enough of a sell, take a walk on the home’s surrounding property, which boasts a large brick-lined patio – for entertaining guests more sizable than Munchkins.

It also comes complete with an in-ground pool, one that Garland once swam in before some modifications were made

It also comes complete with an in-ground pool, one that Garland once swam in before some modifications were made

The outside also features a backyard writer's cottage with a fireplace, as well as a series of tasteful cabinets to keep personal items stashed away

The outside also features a backyard writer’s cottage with a fireplace, as well as a series of tasteful cabinets to keep personal items stashed away

To own it, you'll need to fork over more than $11million - a sum befitting Hollywood royalty

To own it, you’ll need to fork over more than $11million – a sum befitting Hollywood royalty

Garland passed away in 1969 at just 47, but fortunately, her legacy - and home - lives on

Garland passed away in 1969 at just 47, but fortunately, her legacy – and home – lives on

The exterior also features a brick-paneled walkway that Garland once traversed – though back in her day it was still stone and visually much less impressive 

Garland is seen in photos making that walk as far back as 1939, seemingly taking in the splendor of her first taste of real success.

That said, Garland got into the industry as a child, performing with her sisters in the Vaudevill group ‘The Gumm Sisters’ as a preteen and young teenager.

Already preforming for several years by 1935, she signed with MGM in 1938, and within months booked her big break in ‘The Wizard of OZ.’

However, following an illustrious career that spanned decades – and saw Garland star in classics like ‘Meet Me in St. Louis,’ ‘Easter Parade’, and ‘Star Is Born’ – she sadly passed away prematurely.

She died in 1969 at age 47 in her and fifth husband Mickey Deans’ rented mews house in the Belgravia area of London. The cause of death was a drug overdose.

Fortunately, her legacy lives on.

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