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Former Pacific Palisades Home of Michelle Pfeiffer Asks Nearly $20 Million

A 1930s mansion in Pacific Palisades with some serious celebrity cachet has hit the market for the first time in 20 years. The traditional-style red-brick pile is one of a number of homes actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV writer-producer David E. Kelley, have bought and sold around the posh Los Angeles neighborhood. The current owner, who picked up the property from Ms. Pfeiffer in 2001, put the house up for sale this week asking $19.999 million, according to information provided by the Compass listing agents. The “ Scarface ” actress lived in the pre-war house in the 1990s, purchasing it with Mr. Kelley through a trust in 1994 for $3.1 million, according to property records. They immediately set to work updating the four-acre property, adding a new pool and spa to the backyard and building out the home’s porches and trellises for more luxurious outdoor living, Los Angeles building records show. They weren’t the first stars to preside over the address. Many decades prior, early Hollywood icon Will Rogers owned the property, according to the listing agents—one part of an enormous spread the actor and humorist once held in Pacific Palisades. As a result, the house is mere steps from the 186-acre Will Rogers State Historic Park, the actor’s former home and ranch that now serves as a hiking destination at the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains. Ms. Pfeiffer, 62, and Mr. Kelley, 64, the creator of the recent HBO hit “Big Little Lies,” eventually sold off the Rivas Canyon house for $7.5 million—more than double what they paid—in 2001 to its present owner, who continued improving the property, public records show. The owner, who did not wish to be identified or interviewed, expanded the East Coast country-style home with the help of lauded interior designer Michael S. Smith —who famously decorated the White House under President Barack Obama. It’s now a true compound with a four-bedroom main house and two one-bedroom guest units privately located at the edge of the property. There’s also a one-bedroom staff house, and a gym and a studio converted from former stables, according to the listing with Aaron Kirman, Liz Gottainer and Jeeb O’Reilly, of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. Meanwhile, a cabana overlooks the pool added during Ms. Pfeiffer’s ownership. The interiors still convey that traditional East Coast refinement, with detailed molding and original wide-plank hardwood floors. There’s also a spacious country-style kitchen with exposed timber beams, and a dramatic two-story library—whose design dates back to Rogers’s time, according to information from the listing agents.

Former Pacific Palisades Home of Michelle Pfeiffer Asks Nearly $20 Million

A 1930s mansion in Pacific Palisades with some serious celebrity cachet has hit the market for the first time in 20 years. The traditional-style red-brick pile is one of a number of homes actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV writer-producer David E. Kelley, have bought and sold around the posh Los Angeles neighborhood. The current owner, who picked up the property from Ms. Pfeiffer in 2001, put the house up for sale this week asking $19.999 million, according to information provided by the Compass listing agents. The “Scarface” actress lived in the pre-war house in the 1990s, purchasing it with Mr. Kelley through a trust in 1994 for $3.1 million, according to property records. They immediately set to work updating the four-acre property, adding a new pool and spa to the backyard and building out the home’s porches and trellises for more luxurious outdoor living, Los Angeles building records show. They weren’t the first stars to preside over the address. Many decades prior, early Hollywood icon Will Rogers owned the property, according to the listing agents—one part of an enormous spread the actor and humorist once held in Pacific Palisades. As a result, the house is mere steps from the 186-acre Will Rogers State Historic Park, the actor’s former home and ranch that now serves as a hiking destination at the edge of the Santa Monica Mountains. Ms. Pfeiffer, 62, and Mr. Kelley, 64, the creator of the recent HBO hit “Big Little Lies,” eventually sold off the Rivas Canyon house for $7.5 million—more than double what they paid—in 2001 to its present owner, who continued improving the property, public records show.

Michelle Pfeiffer’s Historic Former LA Estate Hits the Market for $20 Million

Michelle Pfeiffer’s former LA digs list for $20 million. Will Rogers might have been the ultimate one-man media machine. Born in the Cherokee Nation, the cowboy made his way from Oklahoma to Hollywood, starring in more than 70 films—both silent and “talkies”—and had a syndicated column with The New York Times and a radio show. During the 1920s and ’30s, he was a household name across the US. In LA’s Pacific Palisades, Rogers has an eponymous state park and a beach to commemorate his big personality and presence as well as his love of the outdoors. He died in a plane crash in Alaska in 1935 at age 57. But just before he died, he finished the final details on a sprawling new home just minutes from the Will Rogers State Park. The starry legacy continued when actor Michelle Pfeiffer, along with her producer and TV writer husband, David E. Kelley, purchased the spread, which included a pool, pool house and horse stables, plus a spacious 6,250-square-foot main house. In 2001, the compound changed hands again, this time to a local venture capitalist and his family. Now they’re selling the expanded estate for $19.99 million.

Tour Michelle Pfeiffer’s Former Pacific Palisades Home

The private California compound features a slew of luxury amenities and was recently listed for nearly $20 million Written by Kasey Caminiti Photographed by Marc Angeles, courtesy of Compass This 4-acre estate situated on a private cul-de-sac in Pacific Palisades, California was once the home to actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband David E. Kelley. The home was sold in 2001 and the new owners enlisted interior designer Michael S. Smith who famously designed the White House during the Obama administration. Smith helped the owners revitalize the home to an even more luxurious state while celebrating its history that dates back to 1935. The 6,250-square-foot space was recently listed for $19.9 million with Aaron Kirman, Liz Gottainer and Jeeb O’Reilly, of Aaron Kirman group at Compass...

Top 10 celebrity real estate deals for January

Touchdown! Brady-Bundchen Home Is Sold The second time proved a winner as the Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen suburban Boston mansion has sold. Recently returned to the market after a canceled listing in 2019, the Brookline five-bedroom home quickly sold. The sale price is believed to be close to the asking price of $33 million. The in-the-money couple also made a big profit on a New York apartment they just sold for $40 million. And also recently paid over $17 million for a tear-down home near Miami Beach, where they plan to build their dream home. L.A. Mansion To the Stars Sold In other celebrity real estate, an L.A. mansion known as Owlwood that has been home to Sonny & Cher, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe has sold for $88 million. Owlwood was on the market for several years, priced as high as $180 million. Was Once Mitt Romney’s Utah Mountain Home Mitt Romney’s former Park City mountain home is on the market asking $15.5 million. With over 12,000 square feet and 16.5 acres, the log-cabin-style home is convenient to Park City’s winter activities, restaurants and shopping. New Multi-Million-Dollar LA Mansion Faces Wrecking Ball L.A. developer Mohamed Hadid, father of Gigi and Bella Hadid, is trying to sell a partially-built Bel Air mansion that the county has ordered him to demolish. According to multiple sources, Hadid built the 30,000-square-foot home on a 1.2-acre lot without proper permissions. The asking price is $8.5 million, which will likely be used to pay for the home’s demolition. Cindy Crawford Jumps On Florida Train In what seems to be an exodus of celebrities and CEOs who are or may be ditching New York and California for the Florida sunshine, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen; Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss; Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner; and Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have recently bought homes or land in the Miami Beach area. Now Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber have joined the crowd. Will Rogers and Michelle Pfeiffer Home A Pacific Palisades home that once belonged to Will Rogers and later owned by Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley is for sale at $19.999 million. The current owners worked with Michael S. Smith, the interior designer who worked with the Obamas on several White House projects, to expand the property. The four-acre property includes the main house, pool house, staff house, stables which were converted into an expansive gym and a newly constructed two-story guest house. The home is listed with Aaron Kirman, Liz Gottainer and Jeeb O’Reilly of the Aaron Kirman group at Compass.

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