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.

LUCILLE BALL DESI ARNAZ
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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didted503

I remember driving by Lucy's house in Beverly Hills, she lived next door to Jack Benny. This is not the house.

January 31 2015 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
CAMERON

Very nice No pool I am surprised .

January 27 2015 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
baldbiker2

Cool, but they only rented it, this is not their real house and never was. Stupid headline. AOL desperados at work again. Ppppfffttt,,,,,

January 24 2015 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SUNSHINE2UHN

A wonderful home, I would love to see the pictures taken when Lucy lived there.

January 24 2015 at 2:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
da.hudson1

I thought Desi was Cuban?

January 24 2015 at 1:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eros20001

This doesn't make any sense. Lucy and Desi's house was at 1000 N. Roxbury Drive, not 602. I don't believe this was their house.

January 20 2015 at 10:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Hello David

Well, the article did say they lived here while their main estate was being worked on.

January 21 2015 at 2:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sawidick

Loved her!!

January 20 2015 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hillnsue

Enough about all the tackiness, another Italiano will buy it, and LOVE it.

January 12 2015 at 3:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
AMERICASMUSEUM

This home is horrible.

January 11 2015 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Master Gunter

what a dump

January 03 2015 at 10:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply