From the outside, this three-bedroom, Spanish style home perched in the Hollywood Hills may look modest, but its walls hold the secrets of one of cinema's most mysterious heartthrobs.

Once owned by Hal B. Wallis, former head of Warner Bros., the residence had also been home to James Dean in the mid-1950s, during the year he filmed his iconic roles in East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. The actor rented a room in the 4,000-square-foot house, which was originally built in 1927. Situated on a double lot encompassing over 11,000-square-feet of land, the property frequently played host to some of the industry's biggest bashes. In fact, it was at one of these parties where Dean met the casting director for Rebel Without a Cause.

Now complete with a modern face-lift, the home has hit the L.A. market for $3.995 million. Featuring exposed beams, a fireplace, and lush grounds with pool, Jacuzzi, and al fresco dining area, it's a total real estate steal, especially considering its storied history. Click through for a tour!

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