Elizabeth Taylor’s former estate in Beverly Hills is currently on the market for a cool $12 million. That may sound like a lot, but it first came up for sale last year at $16 million, so the current list price is a $4 million reduction.
It was built by premiere architect George McLean in 1953.
A Home with a Reputation
It’s been a long time since Elizabeth Taylor lived here. Her and her second husband, Michael Wilding, moved into the home in 1954 when Elizabeth Taylor was 22. They moved out in 1957 when they divorced. Even still, Elizabeth Taylor’s life in the home made for interesting stories.
She had a reputation of making a grand entrance an hour after parties at the home began, appearing from behind a wall on wheels that separated the bedroom from the living room.
The Current Property
These days, that moving wall is no longer in the home, but the home itself is still a fantastic property. It’s an extremely private, one-level home that is built around a courtyard, featuring both city and ocean views.
It sits on 2 acres, and includes mature landscaping, a gated entry, pool, and spa. There is also a three-car garage on the property.
Inside the Home
Inside this 7,761 sq ft home is six bedrooms and seven baths. There are four fireplaces, beamed ceilings, an entertainer’s island in the kitchen, and a wall of windows and doors that open out to the patio and pool.
The master suite has a sitting area and has sliding glass doors that open up to the backyard.
It has been expanded and renovated since Elizabeth Taylor moved out in 1957. Most recently, the current owners hired famed designer and architect Budd Holden, known for estates owned by celebrities like Cher and Barbra Streisand, to design the interior as it is now.
This home could be perfect for parents of toddlers, or anyone else who doesn’t want to deal with stairs. Because of the large lot size and gated entrance, it’s the ultimate property for celebrities looking for privacy.
There’s also plenty of room to expand the home.