Buy Walt Disney’s House

Continuing our real estate listings for the legends of animation: Walt Disney’s Los Feliz Woking Way residence is up for sale. The property, where the Disney family resided from 1932 to 1950, includes a Snow White-styled playhouse designed for his daughters. Here’s the complete listing:

Private, Gated, Historic home on large Double lot; over ONE ACRE in total. Mediterranean entry; circular rotunda, painted ceilings, vaulted beamed ceilings, original stained leaded glass, Juliet balcony. The EPIC IMAGERY: PROJECTION and SCREENING Room built for Walt Disney to watch his dailies, perhaps Snow White, Fantasia, Cinderella… and enjoy private screenings. Beautiful Floor Plan: 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths. Downtown VIEWS, Pretty Swimmers Pool, Billiard’s Room with Sleeping Porch, 2 fun Original Bar areas and the Original Playhouse featured in “The Man Behind the Myth”. Renowned history from Hollywood Royalty, yet a place for your imprint could make this the happiest place on earth.

The asking price is $3,650,000. Take a virtual tour of the place here. If you feel you have what it takes to purchase this piece of Disney history, contact agent Patricia Ruben at Sothebys Realty.

UPDATE: David Lesjak has posted amazing then-and-now photos of this home on his blog Vintage Disney Collectibles.

(Thanks to David Lesjak, Stepehn Arnold and David Bowers)


  • greg m.

    Buy it Andreas, buy it!!!!

  • Randy

    $3, 650, 000?

    Hey, I’ll take two please. To go.

  • http://www.lavallelee.com Lavalle Lee

    Can someone borrow me 3 million? lol

  • Ju-osh

    Steve Jobs is buying it for John Lasseter. Lasseter plans to fire the current heads of housekeeping and landscaping, replacing them with maintenance men trained in “the Pixar way.” Lasseter also plans to “re-work” the Snow White playhouse with the help of the “Pixar braintrust,” and put any and all stray cats and American Dogs to sleep.

    • ferp

      flawless victory.

    • Bud

      That house wouldn’t fit in Lasseter’s garage. And he was right to put american dog to sleep. It really was a dog.

  • http://pitchbibles.blogspot.com Steve Schnier

    Okay, so here’s the question: Let’s say that you have the bucks to buy the place. Do you keep it as a “living museum” to Walt’s memory – or do you bring in designers and update it into a cool, modern home?

    Me? Personally, I’d keep the leather club chairs and re-do the rest of the place.

    • http://www.arielvillaverde.com Ariel

      Museum!!!

      Why do you think “Falling Water” by Frank L. Wright was made into one?

  • MichaelDair

    The property taxes will be murder.

  • Pedro Nakama

    I’m still paying off my $750,000 fixer-upper in Pacomia I bought during the housing boom a few years ago.

  • Toonio

    Cool place but I’d rather move to a non-smoking house.

  • http://jmacktionhero.blogspot.com/ JMack

    I would by it and turn it into a Frat house for an the animation majors at my school! It would be awesome living in a piece of Hollywood history.

  • http://grade-a-blogspot.com grady

    So when is the open house? I just spent 10 solid minutes in the screening room pretending like I’m watching dailies from the nine old men… That’s all!

    • Iritscen

      Better yet, bring your own projector and old Disney film reel and sit down with a bunch of animator friends in there!

      • Bill

        I got to do that! A friend was living in the house Walt was in (his Uncle Robert’s, on Kingswell) when he moved here from Kansas City. My friend threw a Disney themed party including several 9 old men and Disney voices. I ran Super 8mm Disney films in the garage where Walt had built an animation stand before moving his studio down the street.

  • Roger

    This must have been the home where Walt Disney redoubled the security system in the aftermath of the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

  • Walt

    How?!???
    HOW could you SELL my house????
    I wanted it to go to my children!!!!!

  • John

    This proves you can’t take it with you.

  • Milton

    You CAN take it with you but it gets moldy and smells.

  • http://www.arielvillaverde.com Ariel

    Such a shame Walt was such a work-aholic that he probably didn’t take advantage of such a beauty of a place!

    In comparison, the voice actor of Snow White’s house is god-awful!! She got mega-shafted with both a horrid house AND the fact she COULDNT WORK as a VOICE actor again! (*to protect Walt’s idea of Snow Whites voice)

    Do you think any actor today would allow those regulations put on them? I doubt it.

  • Jeff Haynes

    Great deal for 3.6 mil, I wonder what the property taxes are?

  • Bill

    Taxes would be roughly $45,000 per year.

    I would paint the white interior walls, but not a lot of other changes.

  • dbenson

    Cute. But believe it was his NEXT house that had the fabled miniature train and a lavish soda fountain (the latter being the Disneys’ strategy to encourage their teen daughters to bring friends home insteading of hanging out somewhere).

  • http://fernandopventura.blogspot.com/ Fernando Ventura

    Look for the hidden Mickey on it! No kidding.

  • swac

    Look for the secret panel where he kept his lone print of his private Snow White stag reel.

  • Doug

    Sheesh, if I could afford this place I wouldn’t be drinking Smirnoff.