Hollywood Hills classic built for ‘green screen’ pioneer seeks $5 million

Friday, 13 October 2017, 04:51:26 PM. A Hollywood Hills home designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built for film pioneer Carroll Dunning is for sale at $5 million.

A Spanish-style home built for film pioneer Carroll Dunning has listed for sale above the Sunset Strip for $5 million.

Dunning, co-founder of the Dunningcolor Corp., developed one of the first “green screen” processing techniques for adding backgrounds to scenes filmed in a studio. Known as the Dunning Process, it was first used in the 1933 monster-adventure classic “King Kong.”

His onetime residence, designed by architect Paul Revere Williams and built in 1929, sits on a triangular corner lot in Hollywood Hills with city lights and mountain views.

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The 1920s Spanish home, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and recently renovated, sits on quarter-acre lot in Hollywood Hills.

(Luke Gibson Photography)

Recently renovated, the four-story house offers a nod to a bygone era, with arched picture windows, wrought iron fixtures and hardwood oak floors. Interior spaces include a living room with an artistic-tile fireplace, a formal dining room, an office and an eat-in kitchen with walls of bi-folding doors.

The master suite, outfitted with multiple walk-in closets, takes in a 180-degree city view. In all, there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 5,000 square feet.

Terraced patios create additional living space outdoors. Various steps and pathways navigate manicured gardens, a sunken fire pit and a saltwater swimming pool.

The property last changed hands in 2014 for $1.7 million, records show.

Travis Canby and Judith Lovingfoss of Keller Williams Realty are the listing agents.

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Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

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Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.

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The party-ready home in Marina del Rey is listed for sale at $3.799 million.

The party-ready home in Marina del Rey is listed for sale at $3.799 million.

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Actor Phillip P. Keene has a good reason for hanging out in the downstairs den of his Los Feliz home. 

Actor Phillip P. Keene has a good reason for hanging out in the downstairs den of his Los Feliz home. 

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The Tony winner's prized possession in this room is her Steinway, but she keeps other items there that also inspire her.

The Tony winner's prized possession in this room is her Steinway, but she keeps other items there that also inspire her.

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Jillian Michaels retreats to the office in her Malibu home when she needs some kid-free space.

Jillian Michaels retreats to the office in her Malibu home when she needs some kid-free space.

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