If I say the name Margaret Hamilton, you may not be able to tell me that she was the actress that played one of the most iconic characters of all time.  But, if I say "I'll get you, my pretty...", no doubt you'll immediately know I'm talking about the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz.

Hamilton's career spanned 49 years in film, radio and television, but she will forever be tied to the role of the green, broom-riding antagonist in the beloved movie.  According to an article from TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, the actress spent a lot of time on the East Coast, but thanks to her Hollywood obligations she purchased a home near the Sunset Strip.  Courtney Villa was built by architects George J. Adams and Frank H. Harding in 1926, Hamilton purchased the largest of the villas.

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The 3,035 square-foot townhouse is now on the market for $2.4 million. The current owners of the townhouse are Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, an American playwright and screenwriter, and Barclay Stiff who is Roberto’s production stage manager. The couple completely restored and updated the residence. Though it is part of a complex with a shared Old Hollywood pool and cabana, the home is very private with a walled-and-gated private entrance and garage (probably with ample parking for a broom or two), rear lushly planted terrace, and even its own roof deck. The home has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, spacious living and dining rooms with wood floors and a fireplace, a sunny eat-in kitchen, an office and den.

An ideal location close to the Hollywood studios, restaurants, clubs and bars in the heart of the L.A. action, Jill Galloway of Compass Beverly Hills is the listing agent.

Thanks to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, take a look inside and around the villa that the Wicked Witch of the West called her home.  If you should see two feet wearing ruby-red slippers sticking out of the base of the home, just ignore them.

 

'Wicked Witch' Home for Sale