The Agency/Mansion Global

Mansion Global's Willa Rubin reports that the former home of actor and icon James Dean hit the market earlier this week, asking $3.995 million.

The 4,000-square-foot Spanish-style home has three bedrooms and four bathrooms, distributed over two stories. Combining classic and timeless materials, the single-family home was built in 1927 on a double lot totaling more than 11,600 square feet, according to the listing.

The interior includes touches of modern taste–marble and brass, and "the best appliances you can find, technology that fits today," said listing agent Eric Lavey, partner and managing director of The Agency. "You’re enjoying the modern amenities of today while still feeling a home in its true charm from almost 100 years ago."

For a year or two, Dean lived in the family’s guest house. The unit was later attached to the rest of the house, and is one of the home’s current three bedroom suites, Mr. Lavey said.

Wallis hosted parties for his entertainment industry colleagues. At one, a casting director discovered Dean, according to Mr. Lavey. Six weeks later, the director cast the young actor in "Rebel Without a Cause," the film that catapulted the young actor to short-lived stardom. Dean died a few months later in a car crash, before the film’s release.

The home was later occupied by actress Doris Roberts, a star on the hit U.S. sitcom"Everybody Loves Raymond," who lived there for 41 years and did not renovate the unit.

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