For years, the homes of the stars have fascinated mere mortals for their opulence, comfort, and chic histories. Therefore, when one hits the market, curiosity gets the best of us as we go scouring the web looking for details. According to the LA Times, a Bel-Air estate once owned by Betty Grable is up for grabs for a cool $10,995,000. Previously occupied by a slew of who’s who in the entertainment industry, the six-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot English-style manse cost $35,000 to build in 1937. Oh my, how times have changed! Previous owners include Grable, musician Stephen Stills, actress Jacqueline Smith, motor company founder John DeLorean, former entertainment executive Anthony Thomopoulous, and his wife, actress Cristina Ferrare. Whether you’re in the market for a new residence or not, we’re willing to bet this one will tempt your taste for luxury.
If the VIP crowd of one-time inhabitants isn’t enough to pique your interest, perhaps the features of the grand estate might. The gated residence is ideally situated on beautiful, manicured lawns with old trees, a spa, and a pool. The club-like den with wood beam ceilings, media room, updated kitchen, office, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and staff quarters show why homes like this are snapped right up, even in this economy. Hey, real estate is always a good investment, right?
You might just find that setting foot in this sprawling romantic manor is like stepping back in time, to a world where film stars like Grable represented the epitome of luxury and ease of life. The acquisition of this house and its Old World ambiance might be just what you need to help with the fast-paced pressures of our modern world. We say, what’s $10 million dollars in exchange for peace of mind?
Source LA Times