Ricardo Montalban’s home at 1423 Oriole, Los Angeles, California – Mary Cummins

Ricardo Montalban, actor, Montalban House, 1423 Oriole

I lived at 9170 Thrasher Avenue from 1965 to about 1982 or so. Above and behind us was a large lot that had a home which had been torn down years earlier. I used to skateboard in the empty pool. Supposedly a few hippy families lived there together for a while until the home burned down and they razed it.

The first time I met Ricardo Montalban was at the Beverly Hills YMCA when I was seven. He used to swim there after swim team practice when they had masters swim time. He always wore a bathing cap to swim obviously because he wore a hairpiece. He swam to help with his back issues caused from a deformed back and an injury which made one leg 6-8 inches shorter than the other. I also used to see him at our church St. Victor’s in West Hollywood and sometimes Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. This was before I ever heard of him as an actor. I didn’t realize he was an actor until “Fantasy Island” which was one of my grandmother’s favorite show besides “The Love Boat.” Otherwise I’d only seen him in those Chrysler “corinthian leather” commercials.

Ricardo Montalban home 1423 Oriole

Ricardo Montalban home 1423 Oriole

Ricardo Montalban home 1423 Oriole

He bought the lot behind us and built a modern home. The home is called the “Montalban House” and was designed by Ricardo Legorreta in 1986. After he’d lived there a few years he tried to plant ivy and ice plant on the hill to keep it from eroding. He also laid out chain link to stop the erosion. I wanted to go up there and tell him that, that wouldn’t hold the hill but I thought for sure he’d consulted with some expert. Needless to say his hill came down on our road and parking area cracking my windshield and messing up my front spoiler of my car.

This is the history of the home. It was built in 1986. September 1991 Ricardo Montalban owned it then signed it over to a trust with his wife Georgiana. Then they gave it to their daughter Laura in 2009 when he died. Looks like she married Patrick McKillen. Then Montalban’s trust signed it over completely to Patrick McKillen 11/2010 for $9M.  11/2012 it sold for $39M from one LLC to another. Below is from a listing in 2009 which expired.

STATUS:  Expired ADDRESS:  1423 ORIOLE DR , LOS ANGELES 90069   LP:  $14,000,000


RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY AREA: (3) Sunset Strip – Hollywood Hills West MLS#: 09-355665 MAP:  592/H5 BR: 6
STYLE: Architectural SUB:  PUD:  YB: 1986 BA: 5.50 (0 0 0 0)
APN: 5560-006-015 ZONE:  HOD: $0.00 STO: 2 APX SF: 6,679/AS
ADP:  VU: Yes PL: Yes APX LDM:  APX LSZ: 53,140/AS

DIRECTIONS: Sunset to Doheny to Oriole
REMARKS: The Montalban House, designed by Ricardo Legorreta, FAIA, 1986. A masterwork of cubistic forms and volumes are framed by head-on city, canyon, & ocean vus. The house reflects a spirited interplay of space, color, and light typical of Legorreta’s work. On an acre + knoll, this legendary house features 3 bdrms up + 2 bdrms dn + guest ste, den, huge LR, FDR, swimmer’s pool, large patio, and motor court for approx. 15 cars. Behind electric gates and offers total privacy. Also for Lease.  Click here to community information: schools etc.  Click here to see the Walk Score

ROOMS: Breakfast Area,Den
EQUIP: Dishwasher,Dryer,Refrigerator,Washer
AIR: Central HEAT: Central
FLOOR: Carpet,Stone LAUNDRY: Inside
FIREPL: Living Room ROOF: 
POOL: Private TENNIS: 
PARK: Garage,Gated SPA: Private
VIEW TYPE: Canyon,City Lights,Ocean WATERFRONT: 

LP: $14,000,000 DOM: 150 LD: 03/16/2009 SP:  SSP:  BLOG Y/N: Yes LP/SF: $2096.12
OLP: $20,000,000 CDOM: 150 CD:  SD:  WD:  AVM Y/N: Yes SP/SF: 

LA1: Jan Horn DRE: 00620334
PH: 310-777-6220 CELL: 310-710-3636 FAX: 310-278-7192
LO1: Coldwell Banker-BH North PH: 310-777-6200
Email Jan Horn Jan@JanHorn.com
LA2: Helene Wayne DRE: 00627996
PH: 310-470-0928 CELL: 310-480-0055 FAX: 310-278-7192
LO2: Coldwell Banker-BH North PH: 310-777-6200 x 526
Email Helene Wayne hshermwayn@aol.com

CSO:  2.5% LT:  ER LBA:   BAC:  Yes LS:  No EO:  No PROBATE:    

Broker/Agent does not guarantee the accuracy of the square footage, lot size or other information concerning the conditions or features of the property provided by the seller or obtained from Public Records or other sources. Buyer is advised to independently verify the accuracy of all information through personal inspection and with appropriate professionals. Copyright © 2014 by TheMLS.com. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Presented by: Mary Cummins CalBRE# AR010270

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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