For Sale: A Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz House

exterior of lucy and desis home
Nick SpringettDating back to 1926, the former home of Lucy and Desi elegantly mixes Spanish architecture with contemporary finishes.

APLucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
By Catherine Sherman

The beds aren't pushed together, and Fred and Ethel don't live next door. But according to The Agency, "I Love Lucy" stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz lived in this Beverly Hills estate while their main residence down the street was being worked on.

The home at 602 N. Roxbury Drive is currently on the market for $6.985 million, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times. Dating back to 1926, it elegantly mixes Spanish architecture with contemporary finishes. The main level features a formal entryway, step-down dining room, spacious living room and eat-in kitchen. French doors open to a trellised loggia/patio with a fireplace for outdoor entertaining.

Ball was born in Jamestown, New York, and moved to Hollywood in the '30s to pursue her film career. In 1948, she was cast as the wife in "My Favorite Husband," a CBS radio program. Due to the show's success, it was developed for television as "I Love Lucy."

Arnaz and Ball were married for 20 years, and Arnaz played Lucy's on-screen husband, Ricky Ricardo. In addition to living in the 90210 during their Hollywood days, the couple were known to have partied with Humphrey Bogart and Bob Hope at Walt Disney's Palm Desert retreat. Arnaz died at age 69 in 1986; Ball died three years later at age 77.

Paul Lester and Aileen Comora are the listing agents.

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December 07 2014 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
In My Opinion

Squared toilets for squared heads?

They lived to be 69 and 77.

Home design V.S. length of life factor?

Bob hope's house's spacious and outer planet likeness, gives him 100 years of life?

December 07 2014 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Gawd, read the article. This is a house where they once lived briefly while another house was being built. It's been through other owners in the decades that have passed.

Saturday at 8:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I never knew she was older than Desi?

December 07 2014 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
William Bondar

Greetings All, The Lucy and Desi house is really charming, the grounds are small and easy to handle. Inside space is really nice and roomy. This will make some family very happy to live there! Cheers! William

December 07 2014 at 8:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

plz call howard 914 698 6363 make an in home appointment for a renovation proposal new york city is the hub and co ops condos rentals are their specialty call and do say hi

December 06 2014 at 9:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There's not one square inch of "hominess" to that house. SQUARE toilets? Really?

September 03 2014 at 4:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This house has been thoroughly modernized since they lived there. Ultra modern inside, which doesn't reflect it's Spanish theme on the outside. Although it's a very pretty house inside, it feels cold. Nice to look at but I wouldn't want to live there. No warmth.

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Practical Nomad

its Spanish theme, not it's (for it is) Spanish theme. Lucy and Desi stayed there temporarily while their primary residence was having work done. Perhaps we should list names of all Hotels they stayed at, certainly that'd be a factor for purchase? Please!

September 03 2014 at 4:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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The Lucy-Desi house looks like a f urniture store catalog from a football sized furniture barn somewhere around around Houston, Texas. Those modernistic chairs are so uncomfortable; when you sit in one, it's like falling into a trough, and when you try to get up, there are no chair arms to help you rise. About as non-Spanish as a British dermatologist's waiting room, all it needs are some tissue boxes and travel magazines. And SQUARE toilets? How can enyone explain that without being vulgar?

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