The Bel Air housing market is getting a touch of old Hollywood class as an estate that once belonged to pinup girl Betty Grable has been listed for a reported $13.29 million.
The home located at 1280 Stone Canyon Road, is steeped in Hollywood glamour as more than one of its inhabitants has boasted celebrity fame and fortune. Betty Grable, whom the home was built for, lived in the mansion from the time it was constructed until the late-1940s. Other celebrities who have hung their hats in this exquisite abode are musician Stephen Stills, actress and clothing designer Jaclyn Smith, motor company founder John DeLorean and former entertainment executive Anthony Thomopoulous and his wife, Cristina Ferrare.
Situated on nearly an acre of park-like grounds, it is easy to see how the home has attracted such high-profile inhabitants over the years. The traditional-style brick home is modeled after English country design and has a number of breathtaking style elements that run throughout the home that make it a truly heavenly abode.
The house measures 8,500 square feet and features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The entry hall sets the stage for a romantic living experience with a dramatic two-story foyer. The living and dining areas of the home are just as opulent with rich wood beams lining the ceiling and a grandiose stone fireplace.
Having been built in the 1930s the home has touches of old class coupled with the updates of new technology. The home is outfitted with a media room in which home owners can host viewings of Hollywood classics on the big screen. The kitchen has also been updated to feature state-of-the-art appliances around a stunning center island bedecked with polished granite countertops and dark wood cabinets.
Bel Air Home Owner Brought Classic Home to 21st Century
The home, which was built for a price tag of $30,5000 in 1937, was brought up to full luxury code by its most recent owner Schuyler Moore, an entertainment lawyer.
In 2011, Mr. Moore and his wife purchased the home for $7.075 million. The home’s previous owner had renovated the home to include modern features unheard of in the 1930s such as skylights, a sound system and updates to the outdated plumbing system. Upon the purchase of the superb property, Mr. Moore set out to add a few renovations of his own including a deck, waterfall and a children’s playhouse.
During the various stages of renovations, both owners sought to work carefully and precisely so as to preserve the vintage features of the home such as the working fireplaces.
The gated estate also features such luxury amenities as a saltwater swimming pool, a basketball court, a gym, a three-car garage and a wine cellar.
Bel Air is a community in which luxurious amenities like these abound in homes. If you are looking for a home like this wonderful piece of heaven, please don’t hesitate to give our team of luxury property experts a ring.
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(all data current as of 11/20/2017)
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