SELLER: Hilary Swank
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
SIZE: 6,722 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Last fall two-time Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don’t Cry) put her ocean view house in Pacific Palisades, CA on the open market with an asking price of $9,450,000. Before long the house was put into escrow with an unknown buyer for an unknown price). Within a week the 6,722 square foot Mediterranean mini-mansion had fallen out of escrow and was back on the market with the same $9,450,000 price tag. The listing expired in mid-Mary (2013) and has just today returned to the open market with the by now very familiar asking price of $9,450,000.
Property records show Miz Swank picked up the 6 bedroom and 6.5 bathroom multi-story hillside house in March 2007 for $5,800,000.
Since Your Mama has (dissed and) discussed the property previously, it will suffice for today to point out just a few of the many features of the Marc Appleton-designed digs: A lovely veranda off the spacious step-down living room with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean; a colossal center island kitchen with an adjoining dining room capable of seating 20 or more; a home theater with lobby-lounge and elevated seating; a cigar room/wine cellar with rivet accented padded leather walls; and a master bathroom with Jerusalem limestone counter tops. Exterior amenities include an open air poolside pavilion with dining area, built-in barbecue, and bathroom, an organic vegetable garden (probably maintained by someone other that Miz Swank, and a fire pit ringed by cushioned concrete benches. It probably goes without saying that the property is well and expensively equipped with state of the art security, home automation and audio-visual systems.
We have no inside intel as to Miz Swank’s future real estate plans in the Los Angeles area but we’ve read in the celebrity gossip rags she spends a fair amount of time in Paris with her real estate broker/investor man-friend, Laurent Fleury, and our research indicates she continues to own a modestly sized if quite pricey 1,441 square foot corner condo in New York City’s Far West Village that she acquired in December 2009 for $3,640,000.
listing photos: Nourmand and Associates