Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch actress Margaret Hamilton on sale for $2.4m


A Hollywood home once owned by The Wizard of Oz actress Margaret Hamilton has been listed for sale for $2.4 million. 

The three bedroom villa – located off the Sunset Strip – was purchased by Hamilton after she played the Wicked Witch of the West in the classic MGM film, which was released in 1939. 

Hamilton died in 1985 and its current owners have given the 3,000 square foot pad a plush makeover – but the property still exudes Old Hollywood glamour. 

The bungalow is one of five residences located in the Courtney Villa complex – a heritage listed property constructed back in 1926 by famed architects Frank H. Harding and George J. Adams. 

The complex features a communal pool, but each of the detached homes has been designed to offer maximum privacy. 

Hamilton’s old home is the largest of the five residences, and is spread across three separate floors.  

A Hollywood home once owned by The Wizard of Oz actress Margaret Hamilton has been listed for sale for $2.4 million. The three-and-a-half bedroom bungalow – located off the Sunset Strip – was purchased by Hamilton after she played the Wicked Witch of the West in the classic MGM film, which was released in 1939

Hamilton died in 1985 and its current owners have given the 3,000 square foot pad a plush makeover - but the property still exudes Old Hollywood glamour. A living/ dining area on the second level is pictured

Hamilton died in 1985 and its current owners have given the 3,000 square foot pad a plush makeover – but the property still exudes Old Hollywood glamour. A living/ dining area on the second level is pictured 

Hamilton's old home is the largest of the five residences, and is spread across three separate floors. A living/ dining area on the second level is pictured

Hamilton’s old home is the largest of the five residences, and is spread across three separate floors. A living/ dining area on the second level is pictured

The kitchen, which is located on the second level, has been completely renovated and now includes a large double oven, a stainless steel fridge and a marble bench top

The kitchen, which is located on the second level, has been completely renovated and now includes a large double oven, a stainless steel fridge and a marble bench top

Hamilton (right) achieved worldwide fame after playing the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, which was released in 1939

Hamilton (right) achieved worldwide fame after playing the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, which was released in 1939

Listing photos show the Spanish-style villa still retains many of its original features, including a full fireplace located in the main living area on the second floor. 

However, the home has also been tastefully updated with the current owners adding in light wooden floorboards, French doors and chic light fixtures. 

The large open-plan kitchen has been completely renovated and now includes a large double oven, a stainless steel fridge and a marble bench top. 

The property also boasts three-and-a-half bathrooms, each of which have also been given a stylish upgrade. 

One bathroom on the first floor of the property comes complete with a giant sunken tub. 

Meanwhile, a separate space on the same floor has been converted into a plush cinema room.  Large French doors at the side of the room lead out to a lush private garden.  

The home has also been tastefully updated with the current owners adding in light wooden floorboards, French doors and chic light fixtures. The top floor of the home is pictured

The home has also been tastefully updated with the current owners adding in light wooden floorboards, French doors and chic light fixtures. The top floor of the home is pictured 

A study nook is seen off  a large living space on the top floor of the residence. The property's current owner is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, he chief creative officer of Archie Comic and the creator of the hit CW series Riverdale. He has no doubt written several stellar screenplays in the study space

A study nook is seen off  a large living space on the top floor of the residence. The property’s current owner is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, he chief creative officer of Archie Comic and the creator of the hit CW series Riverdale. He has no doubt written several stellar screenplays in the study space

The large open-plan kitchen boasts an island, a dishwasher and a double oven. A half bathroom is located off to the side of the cooking space

The large open-plan kitchen boasts an island, a dishwasher and a double oven. A half bathroom is located off to the side of the cooking space 

The property’s current owner is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the chief creative officer of Archie Comic and the creator of the hit CW series Riverdale. 

 Aguirre-Sacasa has lived at the home with his husband, Barclay Stiff, since 2016. 

‘This is a truly special place—and not just because the Wicked Witch of the West lived there!’ told Mansion Global in an interview 

‘The first time we walked in, we felt it. You can look from the front door, through that gorgeous living room, and into the lush, private gardens with an amazing fountain.’

‘It’s safe, private, quiet. A classic Hollywood treasure.’ 

Listing photos show the Spanish-style villa still retains many of its original features, including a full fireplace located in the main living area on the second floor

Listing photos show the Spanish-style villa still retains many of its original features, including a full fireplace located in the main living area on the second floor

A study is located off the master bedroom on the top floor of the home. A stair case leads out to a rooftop deck boasting views out over the surrounding area

A study is located off the master bedroom on the top floor of the home. A stair case leads out to a rooftop deck boasting views out over the surrounding area 

The home's spacious master bedroom is located on the top floor of the three-story home. It features a separate study space as well as a large en suite

The home’s spacious master bedroom is located on the top floor of the three-story home. It features a separate study space as well as a large en suite 

The property also boasts three-and-a-half bathrooms, each of which have also been given a stylish upgrade. The large en suite on the top  floor of the property is pictured. It comes complete with a large sunken tub

The property also boasts three-and-a-half bathrooms, each of which have also been given a stylish upgrade. The large en suite on the top  floor of the property is pictured. It comes complete with a large sunken tub

Meanwhile, a separate space on the same floor has been converted into a plush cinema room. Large French doors at the side of the room lead out to a lush private garden

Meanwhile, a separate space on the same floor has been converted into a plush cinema room. Large French doors at the side of the room lead out to a lush private garden

The three-story home boasts lush green gardens which will offer the lucky buyer privacy from neighbors living in other properties in the complex

The three-story home boasts lush green gardens which will offer the lucky buyer privacy from neighbors living in other properties in the complex 

Hamilton is seen playing the Wicked Witch of the West - a role which elevated her to international stardom

Hamilton died in 1985 at the age of 82. She is pictured at a gala several years before her death

Hamilton is seen playing the Wicked Witch of the West – a role which elevated her to international stardom

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