Elizabeth Taylor’s English garden: Screen icon’s beloved Bel Air estate put on …

by on May.26, 2011, under Vijver

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Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 1:30 AM on 25th May 2011

Elizabeth Taylor’s sprawling Bel-Air mansion is now available for sale after being owned by the British-American screen legend for 30 years.

The 7,000 square foot abode, which features stunning English rose beds, is on the market for $8.6 million.

The home is described on Mossler Properties’s website as being a ’1960s ranch home with treetop views across Los Angeles which has been meticulously maintained.’

For sale: Elizabeth Taylor's sprawling Bel-Air mansion, which features stunning English rose beds, is on the market for $8.6m

For sale: Elizabeth Taylor’s sprawling Bel-Air mansion, which features stunning English rose beds, is on the market for $8.6m

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Grand: Taylor, pictured here in front of an English garden in 1950, has owned the 7,000 square foot home since 1981

Sitting on approximately 1.27 acres, the entrance is a tell-tale sign of the home’s grandeur.

A private driveway leads past a security gate to a rambling brick-lined court.

Upon entering the home, potential buyers will be greeted with a spacious living room that features wood-beam ceilings and and a wood-burning fireplace.

The large area opens up to a sitting and dining room, which both overlook and open up to an outdoor pool terrace.

Rambling: The entrance is a tell-tale sign of the home's grandeur with it's private driveway leading past a security gate to a rambling brick-lined court

Rambling: The entrance is a tell-tale sign of the home’s grandeur with it’s private driveway leading past a security gate to a rambling brick-lined court

A enormous galley-style country kitchen offers all the amenities for a large family, and there is also a powder room, lower master suite, two family bedrooms with garden access, maid’s quarters, a screening room turned office, and an adjoining powder room with sauna and shower are all contained on the lower floor. 

Upstairs there is a second master master bath with spa tub, dressing room and two smaller bedrooms.

In the grounds surrounding the immense mansion, there is a mosaic pool and spa, orchid hothouse, a koi pond with waterfall and a ‘secret bamboo jungle’.

The outdoor area also features an English rose garden.

Beautiful: The ground surrounding the home features a homely patio complete with mosaic pool

Beautiful: The ground surrounding the home features a homely patio complete with mosaic pool

Dame Taylor died at the age of 79, on March 24 this year.

The star passed away from congestive heart failure in hospital after having suffered from the condition since November 2004.

She was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles ‘for monitoring’ the month before.

Diverse: The gardens also have an Asian influence with it's koi fish pond
Diverse: The gardens also have an Asian influence with it’s koi fish pond

Her
publicist confirmed: ‘Legendary actress, and fearless activist
Elizabeth Taylor died peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los
Angeles.’

Tragic loss: Dame Taylor, pictured here in 2009, died at the age of 79, on the 24th of March, this year

Tragic loss: Dame Taylor, pictured here in 2009, died at the age of 79, on the 24th of March, this year

The English-American star, considered
one of the great actresses – and great beauties – of Hollywood’s golden
age, was surrounded by her children: Michael Wilding, Christopher
Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton.

Dame Elizabeth’s son, Michael
Wilding, said in a statement: ‘We will always be inspired by her
enduring contribution to our world.

‘My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humour, and love.

He added: ‘Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world.

‘Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mum having lived in it.

‘Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts.’

In addition to her children, she is survived by ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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i have yet to see a single rose in those pics…

– ada, london, 25/5/2011 00:45

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La Liz, in her heyday, was truly one of the most beautiful women ever!

– Nina, USA, 25/5/2011 00:01

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