Charlize Theron Quietly Sells Home That Inspired George Harrison
It’s widely known that 1567 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069 once served as the inspiration for George Harrison’s hit “Blue Jay Way,” but the mid-century property was also recently owned by Charlize Theron.
The South African actress just sold the property, according to a source. The buyer, represented by Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, paid $3.8 million for the 3-bedroom.
Theron purchased the home in 2009 for $3.625 million and has had it on and off the market since 2012. Rodeo Realty held the listing, slowly dropping the price from $4.599 million to $3.999 million over 10 months.
The story goes that Harrison was sitting in the Hollywood Hills home, playing an organ, while waiting for someone to pick him up. In those few moments, inspiration struck, and his hit song was written.
Blue Jay Way has long been coveted, for more than musical inspiration. Perched above Los Angeles, it’s within the “Bird Streets,” a residential area known to be an exclusive enclave popular with celebs. Windy, secluded with stunning views of the city lights, the area has been home to Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster and Keanu Reeves.
Now, Theron can be counted among the A-Listers who loved the neighborhood.
Developed in the late 1960s, many of the homes on the Bird Streets are examples of mid-century architecture, including Theron’s former place. Her home was constructed in 1964 and measures 4,116 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. Built in an “U-shape,” the home has walls of glass with spectacular views of downtown, a media screening room, outdoor living spaces and a pool.