Once home to Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor and her second husband, Michael Wilding, this six-bedroom hideaway has hit the market market for $15.9 million, listed with Coldwell Banker’s Joyce Rey.
Boasting extraordinary views of Los Angeles as well maximum privacy, the gated Beverly Hills estate provided refuge for the couple during their marriage in the 1950s. (A divorced Taylor unloaded the posh pad in 1957.)
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Set on two manicured acres, the ranch-style residence is available for the first time since 1997, when the current owners acquired it for $2 million. They soon enlisted architect Budd Holden to oversee a major expansion, bringing the total to 7,760 square feet. The sumptuous property now features a library, an art studio, a fitness room, a wet bar, a sauna, four fireplaces, plus a three-car garage. But best of all might be outside, where a swimming pool boasts postcard-perfect vistas that stretch all the way to the Pacific.
See below for a peek inside the storied estate.
Measuring 7,760 square feet, the mid-century residence makes the most of panoramic views with floor-to-ceiling windows, here complementing wooden beams—an addition by architect Budd Holden, whose list of former clients includes Barbra Streisand and Cher. Photo: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The octagonal master suite includes touches of traditional crown molding and overlooks the pool area. Photo: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The gated two-acre property is luxuriously outfitted with verdant gardens and a fountain. Photo: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
The pool area boasts unparalleled views of Los Angeles. Photo: Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Cover: Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011), British actress, wearing a green sleeveless low-cut dress, with a white fur wrap on the arm of the armchair in which she sits, circa 1950.
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