Laurel Canyon is filled with fabulous homes hiding glittery secrets, and one such residence recently landed on the market: the Craftsman love nest where Hollywood legends Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks canoodled before they married and built their legendary mansion Pickfair.
From 1915 to 1920, Pickford and her first husband, silent-screen actor Owen Moore, were separated. Their marriage was on the rocks, but Pickford feared that divorce would mar her reputation as “America’s sweetheart.”
During that time she fell in love with Fairbanks, who was also married. The two met in secret, often at Fairbanks’ private retreat in Laurel Canyon. This retreat—designed by the famed Greene and Greene brothers and built in 1914—is now on the market for $3.1 million.