The mansion of screen star Edward G. Robinson, star of “Key Largo” and “Little Caesar,” went on the market in July 2021. You can live where Robinson did in the 1930s while filming the flicks that earned him the Lifetime Achievement Academy Award. Known for his gangster roles, the actor starred in more than 100 movies and 30 Broadway plays.
The current owner listed the 10,000 square feet mansion for $21.95 million. You can enjoy the same exteriors and room layout as Robinson, but with updated high-end appliances and a revamped interior with a minimalist feel. While the update brought the home into modern times, the owners kept the custom wallpaper Robinson had installed during the 1940s.
This roomy home offers eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms with an open floor plan for its living areas. You can sleep in its luxurious primary bedroom suite featuring a double vanity in its attached bathroom, while guests enjoy one of its guest bedrooms. Enter this mansion from its grand foyer to enjoy its full effect.
These include a formal dining room with curved floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble countered bar featuring tooled wood built-ins, a reading room/library, a home gym, a children’s playroom, a kitchen featuring a butcher block island.
Enjoy breakfast in its kitchen or dine in the breakfast nook. Both provide a homier choice than its formal dining room.
After a tough workout in the gym, you can soak in the spa tub while enjoying the evening sky through its skylight. Entertain guests in its informal living room and have guests flow into and out of the home using its French doors. These open up to the property’s expansive grounds where guests can enjoy the estate’s stonework with a black trim façade.
Your staff can live onsite in the employee quarters. You aren’t limited to entertaining only in the main home. Guests can also stay in the detached guest house.
Stay warm on chilly California nights using the home’s six fireplaces. In an emergency, you can shelter in the home’s panic room, featuring a secret entrance.
The late Robinson’s home sits on a half-acre lot, leaving room for many outdoor amenities, too. Enjoy the yard’s landscaped lines dotted with a waterfall pool with a waterslide. Entertain guests on the stone patio and enjoy the property borders, demarcated with mature trees.
In front, you approach the home through its wrought-iron gate and travel down its mosaic stone driveway. Exterior lights highlight the manicured lawns and guide you to the home.
Many of the rooms come furnished. The living room includes the round marble-topped coffee table and creamy beige sofa banked by brown leather armchairs that many Hollywood stars ran lines on while sitting on with Robinson.
For film buffs, as much as a family needing a roomy home, the Robinson estate makes the ideal choice. From its sunroom to its playroom, the space lends itself to a large family. Contact its listing agents, Mauricio Umansky and Jon Grauman of The Agency, for more information.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.