…from Los Angeles real estate über-insider Donatella Dontchaknow that every one’s favorite vanilla flavored, 2-time Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Da Vinci Code franchise, You’ve Got Mail, Saving Private Ryan, the Toy Story franchise, Forrest Gmp, Philadelphia, Turner & Hooch and, back in the early 1980s, the unforgettable cross dressing comedy Bosom Buddies) and his lovely but not nearly as successful actress wife Rita Wilson (It’s Complicated, The Chumscrubber, Perfume, Runaway Bride, and Jingle All the Way) are splashing out for a newer, bigger and better pad in Pacific Palisades, CA.
The Wilson/Hanks, long time residents of the upscale enclave just north of Santa Monica, have long resided in a 6,289 square foot manse on Corsica Drive that prop records show includes 6 bedrooms and 5 poopers. But big is apparently not big enough for these two. According to Donatella Dontchaknow, the Wilson/Hanks are forking over more than $20,000,000 for the very contemporary mansion of prolific super producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. Five-time Oscar nominated Mister Marshall and 6-time nominated Miz Kennedy, both long time associates of uncommonly fecund filmmaker Steven Spielberg, have played a part in the making of films like The Bourne Identity franchise, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Munich, Seabiscuit, The Sixth Sense, Schindler’s List, the Jurrassic Park franchise, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Color Purple, the Indiana Jones… franchise, Poltergeist and E.T., just to name a few.
Property records show the Kennedy/Marshall’s hilltop house, which hovers high above the ritzy Riviera neighborhood, includes just 4 bedrooms and 5 poopers in 14,513 square feet. The three story house has a gated and tree-lined motor court, a prairie like terrace and swimming pool, a half circle of green lawn, sweeping views, and with it’s swooping, curvilinear facade, arguably has more in common architecturally with Richard Meier’s Getty Center than it does with the average Pacific Palisades property. As it turns out, the house was designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates with interiors, we’re told by someone who would know, by L.A. dee-ziner Louis Ortega.
Property records don’t yet show a transfer of deeds so all this remains just rumor and gossip at this point but, butter beans, y’all should know that Donatella Dontchaknow never steers our celebrity real estate boat in the wrong direction.
According to property records and Celebrity Address Aerial, Miz Wilson and Mister Hanks own several properties in and around Pacific Palisades including a 4 bedroom and 6 pooper fixer on Amalfi Drive, two adjacent properties on Embury Drive and a recently renovated ocean front getaway behind the gates of the celeb packed Malibu Colony that records reveal was picked up way back in April of 1991 for $2,950,000.
Your Mama has no idea where the Kennedy/Marshalls might be moving, but they certainly don’t lack for posh properties in which to shack up. Property records reveal that in addition to their big house they’re selling to the Wilson/Hanks, they also own a ski house in Telluride, CO, an ocean front house on Malee–boo’s star-lined Broad Beach Road and a New York City 2 bedroom and 2.5 pooper pied-a-terre at The Berkeley House–a posh pre-war dowager on Central Park South–that previous reports reveal they bought in the spring of 2007 for $2,695,000.