“Zsa Zsa Gabor & Elvis Presley Lived Here”
Zsa Zsa Gabor's home from 1974 until she died in 2016, one of the most storied celebrity homes in America, is for sale at $23.45 million. The Bel Air home was built in 1955 by eccentric playboy and wealthy businessman Howard Hughes. Later Elvis Presley's home who entertained The Beatles there in 1965. Guests who visited the property include The Beatles, Queen Elizabeth, Ronald Reagan, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. It was also the location for the movies “Behind the Candelabra,” starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and in the Oscar-winning film “Argo,” starring Ben Affleck.
Zsa Zsa was on her sixth of nine husbands when she purchased the house, married to Jack Ryan, the creator of the Barbie doll, Hot Wheels and Chatty Cathy. They were divorced two years later, but as Zsa Zsa was fond of saying, “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.” She continued to live in the house for 40 years and three more husbands. Zsa Zsa decorated it lavishly from the era and place in history to which she felt most connected, the French Court of Louis XV, with touches of gold leaf, elegant furnishings and her ultra-feminine dressing table. When Zsa Zsa died, so did part of the legendary Old Hollywood glamour.
The real estate agent is Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Beverly Hills.
“Rob Lowe's California Home”
Heart throb actor of screen and television, Rob Lowe and his wife Sheryl have listed their classic Montecito, California estate for $47 million. Located in a celebrity-studded neighborhood, the buyer will be rubbing elbows with some of the world’s biggest stars including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The Lowe estate is a classic East Coast style built in 2009 at 10,000 square feet on just over three acres. Inside the main house totaling 20 rooms are large open formal rooms, a huge white and cheerful family kitchen, separate catering kitchen, eight bedrooms, eleven baths, office, library-music room with bar, family room, various conversation rooms and nooks, movie theater, well-equipped gym and expansive wine cellar. There are nine indoor fireplaces throughout the house with one in the master suite. Also on the grounds are a two-bedroom guest house, one-bedroom pool house with staff quarters and outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, tennis court with observation areas and lushly landscaped lawns large enough for team sports with mature trees and a vegetable garden. There are two outside fireplaces, terraces and loggias for relaxing or entertaining, a water serenade from fountains and a koi pond. Formal rose gardens overlook the lawn and from most any location one can enjoy sunsets over the Pacific.
Now 54 but still not looking a day over 30, Rob has had a busy career in both film and television and is still lighting up the screens. Starting out at age 19 in the movie hit “The Outsiders” in 1983 and “St. Elmo’s Fire” in 1985, his good looks and evolving acting skills kept his teenage fans who have turned middle age and are now binge watching him on “The West Wing” reruns. Lately, he starred as Dr. Ethan Willis on the medical drama “Code Black” and this year appeared in “Super Troopers 2.”
Suzanne Perkins of Sotheby’s International Realty in Montecito is the listing agent.
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