Former Law & Order: SVU star Chris Meloni is listing an iconic Hollywood pad – the TV (and real-life home) of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson (from the ’50s and ’60s sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet). Meloni is asking $6.5 million for the 5,300-square-foot home – which, is rumoured to be haunted!
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Ozzie and Harriet
Known as the “Ozzie and Harriet Estate,” the listing for this five-bedroom, 5,283-square-foot Hollywood home details that the house once belonged to Ozzie and Harriet Nelson – and was also used for the exterior of the couple’s iconic TV sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
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According to Variety, former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni purchased the iconic Hollywood home in 2014 for a reported $5.25 million. Five years later, he’s asking $6.495 million.
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Described as a “traditional” style house, the home was originally built in 1916. “One of Hollywood’s most beloved homes has undergone an significant high quality restoration to the best of today’s standards while retaining the original charm,” notes the listing.
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According to the listing, the “large scale elegant living room opens to media/family room, both with fireplaces and multiple French doors creating the best of indoor/outdoor living and entertainment.”
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Formal Dining Room
The large formal dining room boasts two sets of double French doors opening to the backyard.
The stunning eat-in kitchen features bar-style seating at the marble-topped centre island and a double Viking oven and gas cooktop.
Adjacent to the kitchen is this casual dining area.
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The open-concept family room boasts a wood-burning fireplace, two double sets of French doors accessing the backyard and a honeycomb-patterned coffered ceiling.
The master suite, located in its own self-contained wing of the home, features 14-foot ceilings, a fireplace and double walk-in closets.
Cozy Seating Area
A cozy sitting area surrounds the fireplace in the master bedroom.
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The luxurious marble freestanding tub is the centrepiece of the master bathroom.
Also located on the home’s second level is this additional family room/lounge.
Each of the additional bedrooms on the second level feature their own bathrooms.
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Brick paths and staircases leads to a charming pool area in the massive backyard, with plenty of room for sunny relaxation.
The pool features its own standalone cabana, which also doubles as a guest house.
A three-car garage and large motor court offers plenty of parking, while the location at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac provides privacy.
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According to the Los Angeles Times, prior to Meloni buying the house, it had been bought and sold three times – each seller subsequently believed the home was haunted.
According to the Times, “Ozzie Nelson’s model train, which runs on a track near the ceiling in the pub room and has been passed down from owner to owner, sometimes starts running in the middle of the night.” Other examples of paranormal activity include locked doors that mysteriously unlock and open, covers that fly off people while sleeping and the smell of a rose-scented perfume that wafts through rooms without explanation. “I would always make a disclosure that there was a legend that the house was haunted,” realtor Billy Rose told the Times.
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