Ernest Borgnine Estate On Market For $3.4 Million
The longtime Beverly Hills-area residence of actor Ernest Borgnine is for sale at $3.395 million.
The Academy Award-winning actor, who died in July at the age of 95, had lived at the Lake Glen Drive property for six decades. The six-bedroom residence, on a secluded cul-de-sac street, includes a guest house, swimming pool and large master suite.
"It was his place of comfort and seclusion, where lots of people came to visit him," said Billy Rose, president of The Agency, who has the listing. "(It was) a who's who of Hollywood that came."
The property is a "pocket listing," which means that Rose has a listing agreement with the seller -- Borgnine's fifth wife, Tova Traesnaes -- but the house is not entered into a multiple listing system. Rose said that the property would be formally listed if it isn't sold in a timely manner.
The country English compound was designed by architect L.G. Scherer and includes a formal entry hall, paneled library and a master suite with its own dual bathrooms and dressing rooms, and a private sitting room. The one-bedroom guesthouse has its own kitchen and living room.
The residence offers views of the San Fernando Valley; it is situated just off of Mulholland Drive, above Beverly Hills. "It has got a great feeling to the rooms," Rose said. "It feels important and elegant while feeling like a home."
Borgnine won the 1955 Oscar for best actor for his portrayal of a lonely butcher in Marty, and grew famous for his roles in television series ranging from McHale's Navy through Airwolf. He was the voice of Mermaid Man on Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants.
Paul Lester and Aileen Comora of The Agency also have the listing.