The historic Hollywood compound of two Oscar winners, actress Helen Mirren and director Taylor Hackfordhas just been relisted for $16,995,000.
The pair initially launched it in 2021 for $18,500,000. The sprawling property is also available to rent for $39,995 a month.
Anyone with their eyes on this remarkable property might be tempted to take a closer look now that it’s back at a reduced price.
“In the Heart of Hollywood”
“This is an unprecedented opportunity to acquire a 15 acre property in an amazing location near the Hollywood Hills like no other offering the ultimate in privacy and convenience,” he says Joyce Reylisting the property together Stephen Apelian. Both are Coldwell Banker global luxury real estate specialists affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty’s Beverly Hills office.
“No other property offers beautiful surroundings, sophisticated design, exceptional views and supreme privacy in the heart of Hollywood,” says Rey.
It’s an iconic property in an iconic location. It sits right on the rim of Runyon Canyon, a hiking area featured in countless movies and TV shows, and offers spectacular views of the LA skyline.
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The imposing property has 10,199 square meters of living space. The luxurious main residence has five bedrooms and the guest house has three. There are 11 bathrooms in total.
In addition there is a five car garage with an office and loft style apartment above which could also be rented out.
Speaking of renting, homeowners have been renting out this great property for the past several years at rates ranging from $35,000 to $45,000 per month.
The elegant, classically styled property is surrounded by 100-year-old foliage accented by graceful palm trees and jacarandas.
An inviting red front door lures you into the main house, which features multiple fireplaces, French doors, hardwood floors, woodwork and paneling, jewel-toned rooms, and whimsical, period wallpaper featuring orchids and flamingos.
The grounds feature elegant brick patios, a pool, lounging areas, and walking trails that lead you through native California foliage that has bloomed for over a century.
The elegant property has had just four owners, all Hollywood luminaries.
It was built in 1911 for Dustin Fernum, an early movie star. After Farnum came a journalist, columnist and film producer Mark Hellingerfrom whose short story the film “The Roaring Twenties” with the leading role was made Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney.
Hellinger sold it Gail Patrick, actress and executive producer of the original “Perry Mason” series. She was one of the first and most successful female producers in Hollywood.
Hackford and Mirren bought the property from Patrick in the 1980s.
privacy and security
“This unique place is surrounded by lush and natural parkland and is securely situated behind two gates and a scenic… driveway,” says Apelian. “Besides location, view and amenities, the best qualities are the seclusion, security and privacy.”
Hackford, 78, won an Oscar for his live-action short Teenage Father in 1979 and went on to direct An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds and The Ray Charles Biopic “Ray”.
Mirren, 77, received an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth the second in “The Queen”. Her upcoming films include Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Fast X, Golda and Barbie.
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