Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has put her Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $9.495 million.
Built in 1928, the 6,722-square-foot home has six fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in three stories. Features of the ocean-view house include a step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 20, a theater, a cigar room/wine cellar, a gym and a separate office or maid’s quarters. The grounds of about a third of an acre include a pool and terraced vegetable gardens.
Swank, 38, won Oscars for her work in Million Dollar Baby (2005) and Boys Don’t Cry (1999).
The actress bought the property in 2007 for $5.8 million, according to public records.
A French Normandy-style house in Hollywood Hills West that has sold for $2.2 million has added another celebrity name to its pedigree.
The new owner is Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson, 22. Screenwriter-director Dan Harris was the seller.
Earlier owners of the property include Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and pop star Kylie Minogue.
The gated two-story home, built in 1938, features a wood-paneled library, a fireplace in the dining room, an updated kitchen with marble counters, coffered ceilings, three bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms and 3,085 square feet of living space. There is also a pool and a spa.
The property previously changed hands in 2005 for $2.075 million.
Actor-director Warren Beatty, 75, and his wife, actress Annette Bening, 54, have sold their estate in the 90210 ZIP Code for $6.7 million. The buyers are Paramount Pictures director-producer Jonathan Baker and his wife, hotelier J enny Ljungberg.
The Mediterranean-style mansion of 10,592 square feet includes a sweeping staircase, a media room, a library, a gym, an office, maid’s quarters, six family bedrooms and eight bathrooms in two stories. The acre-plus site contains a separate guesthouse, a pool with spa, mature trees and expansive lawns. Including the guesthouse, there are nine bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
Baker was drawn to the house because of its Hollywood connections, the private location adjacent to a nature reserve and the views overlooking Beverly Hills. He plans to take the 1992 manse down to the studs and rebuild it as a more contemporary home with indoor-outdoor living space at the back. Included will be a home theater he will call Warren Beatty Theater in honor of the Hollywood giant.
“It will be a true merger … of legendary Hollywood and today’s Hollywood, and reflect what I do as a director myself,” said Baker, founder of Baker Entertainment Group.
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has listed a wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills at $1.675 million.
The nearly half-acre lot includes an early-1960s main house, patio space and a guesthouse. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals, a double wooden entry door, mosaic tile accents, a glass ceiling in the master bathroom, a rope swing for children in the master bedroom and an outdoor brick barbecue. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fireplace and 4,255 square feet of living space.
Van Peebles, 55, has been a director on the series Boss since last year. When he bought the property in 1989 for $875,000 it was his first L.A. home. Van Peebles is selling because his children are grown. He owns another house locally.
The Newsroom executive producer Alan Poul listed his house in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $989,000 last month and already has a buyer on the hook.
The Midcentury Modern-style home opens to city and mountain views. The remodeled house features built-in art and book shelves, a fireplace, French-style doors, a balcony, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,784 square feet of living space.
Poul, 58, paid $750,000 for the property in 2002, public records show.