It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No, It’s a Glendale Rental (With Ties to Superman)!

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French producer and director Pierre Spengler began his career in film in 1964 and has several movies under his belt, but undeniably his best-known work are the Superman films, starring Christopher Reeve, which he initiated and produced.

Pierre Spengler’s home is currently listed as a Glendale rental for $5,750 a month. According to property listing information, Spengler bought the home in the Los Angeles suburb in 2003 for $615,000. He first listed the home for sale in mid-July for $1,450,000, dropping the price to $1.4 million, then to $1.375 million by the end of August. The house is still listed for sale, but it looks like Spengler is putting the house on a dual course: listing for sale, but renting until he gets a buyer.

The home is an ideal Hollywood producer retreat, located just outside Los Angeles, Glendale is just a 10-minute drive from several movie studios in downtown Burbank. Sitting on a private 1.5-acre lot in the higher-end Glendale neighborhood of Chevy Chase, this house provides celebrity-worthy privacy. Median Chevy Chase home values are currently $720,800.

The single-story residence has 3,715-square-feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Built in 1956, the mid-century modern retreat features hardwood floors, several doors opening to expansive outdoor spaces, two fireplaces, a private gym, and gated pool. A detached building holds two offices ideal for working — perhaps on the next Superman movie — from home.

The listing is held by Phyllis Harb of Prudential California Realty.