Julie London’s House

 
 

   The longtime Encino home of the late songwriter-jazz pianist-actor Bobby Troup and his late wife, singer-actress Julie London, has been sold for close to its last asking price of $1.9 million.

    The Colonial-style home was designed for London in 1959 by the late architect Paul Williams, who incorporated four 19th century marble fireplaces into the design. London had purchased the fireplaces in France.

    Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald were among the many entertainers who sang in the music room of the house.

    The six-bedroom, 5,800-square-foot home came on the market in July at $2.2 million. Troup, who wrote the song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66," died in 1999 at 80; London, who popularized the song "Cry Me a River," died in October 2000, at 74.

Los Angeles Times

July 4, 2001

Los Angeles Times

January 27, 2002

TROUP-LONDON HOME FOR SALE


  The longtime home of the late husband-wife entertainers Bobby Troup and Julie London has come on the market at about $2.2 million.


    Songwriter-jazz pianist-actor Troup died in 1999 at 80. Singer-actress  London died in October at 74.


   Built in 1959, their Colonial-style home, on half an acre in the Royal Oaks area of Encino (Los Angeles County), was designed for London by famed Los Angeles architect Paul Williams and has six bedrooms in 5,800 square feet.


   The house also has a grand circular foyer, a family room with French doors overlooking the pool, four marble fireplaces and a guest house. The master suite occupies the entire second floor.


   Troup wrote the song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66." He appeared as Dr. Early on the '70s medical series "Emergency!" and he was in the film "MASH" (1970). London, a torch singer known for her 1956 single "Cry Me a River," played Dixie, a nurse, on "Emergency!'’