1705 Rancho AVE

1705 Rancho AVE

1705 Rancho AVE, GLENDALE, CA 91201

Iconic Equestrian Estate formerly owned by Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis is now available for the first time in over 25 years. Located on historic Rancho Avenue overlooking Bette Davis Park and the mountains of Griffith Park sits this rare property with a long equestrian history. Direct path to Griffith Park with 60 miles of riding and walking trails and hacking distance to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Quintessential gated English Tudor compound on a 29,466 SQFT lot (flat) with 4255 SQFT of Living space (3221 SF main house & 1034 SF guest house) offers exceptional amenities to both horse lovers and those who simply value ample space and calming park-like privacy. The location is within the H zone for boarding horses. The estate offers a Main House, Barn, Turnouts, Pool with Changing Room, Office/Studio, Game Room, and Guest House. An entry gate with grandfathered wall and mature ficus hedge provides unequaled privacy. The Tudor home features brick walls, gothic beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors, and large bay windows. The 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home boasts 2 fireplaces with the bedroom fireplace from the set of Jezebel,'' the movie for which Ms. Davis won an Oscar. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom guest house is complete with original stained glass windows. You can also retreat outdoors to your own private park-like backyard paradise complete with a pool and wisteria-covered pergola for entertaining. Horse facilities include a matching Tudor brick barn with large box stalls, feed room, tack room, wash racks with hot and cold water, shaded turnouts, and room to park a horse trailer. The sprawling public riding arena next door provides ample room for on-site exercise or ride over to the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for training and horse shows with Grand Prix and World Cup classes. The estate is near Glendale's award-winning school district & only minutes away from The Americana's upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment, downtown LA, major studios as well as Toluca Lake, Pasadena, La Canada & Silver Lake. This is a truly special and rare opportunity to own the home you've always dreamed of.



4,255 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA

1 Acres lot

Features & Amenities


  • total bedrooms4
  • Total bathrooms5
  • full bathrooms4
  • three quarter bathroom1
  • Fireplace Living Room, Master Bedroom, Other

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area4,255 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area1 Acres
  • MLS® ID320009552MR
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT1934
  • View DescriptionTrees/Woods


  • Garage Space2
  • PoolIn Ground


  • Sales Price$4,250,000
  • Zoning GLR1HY

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