Julie Has Room To Spare


HOLLYWOOD (AP)---Even for a city accustomed to the spectacular, Julie London’s new $225,000 hilltop home is a breath-taker.

The view from suburban Sherman Oaks is of the sprawling San Fernando Valley.

The building itself is Georgian on the outside and French Regency inside.

Floors are marble, water faucets are golden and a large sunken bathtub is terrazzo. The home should become a showplace.

Why did the singer-actress sink so much in a house.

“I’ve always wanted a place of my own,” says Miss London.

“The other houses completely reflected Jack’s (former husband Jack Webb) tastes. There was nothing of me in them.”

She now has 7,000 square feet of building to call her own.

This is a street view of 16074 Royal Oak Road, Encino, CA 91436 courtesy of Google.

(This photograph was not part of the original article.)

A Few Notes on Julie’s Home:

1) She and Bobby designed their home of 40 years with prominent Los Angeles area   architect, Paul Williams. Mr. Williams was African-American and designed homes for many Hollywood stars. Among many public buildings he also designed was the jet age Theme Building at  Los Angeles International Airport. The one that  looks like something out of the cartoon series, The Jetsons.

  1. 2)Julie London and Bobby Troup were married in their new home on December 31, 1959 with a few friends and family members in attendance.

  2. 3)After Bobby’s and Julie’s deaths in 1999 and 2000, the home was sold early in 2002 for $1.9 million.

  3. 4)Paste the following address into Google Earth to take a birds eye view of Bobby and Julie’s home:   16074 Royal Oak Road, Encino, CA 91436


$225,000 Home

Sunday - January 3, 1960