By Keldine Hull
For the first time in six decades, the former Brentwood home of Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart has sold for $8.26 million. Stewart lived in the home during the 1940s with fellow actors and bachelors, Burgess Meredith and Johnny Swope, before moving to Beverly Hills in 1949 with his wife Gloria Hatrick Stewart.
Stewart’s former residence at 12731 Evanston Street was built in 1938. The single-story, 4-bedroom, 4- bathroom home sits on about half an acre and comes equipped with a 2- car garage in the front. It also features two fireplaces, one in the living room and another in the dining room, as well as built in bookcases and original peg- and- groove oak floors.
Stewart’s illustrious career on-screen led to multiple classics still revered by fans today. Known for roles in 1939’s “Mr. Smith Goes to Hollywood” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” in 1946, Stewart took home an Oscar for his leading role in 1940’s The Philadelphia Story. Stewart collaborated with fellow icon and “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock on cult classics “Rope,” “Rear Window,” “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Rear Window.” Stewart passed away on July 2, 1997 at the age of 89.