The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has come on the market at $8.6 million.
Owned by Taylor since 1981, the 1960s ranch house with a brick motor court sits on 1.27 acres. The 7,000-square-foot home features a wood-beam ceiling and wood-burning fireplace in the living room, which like the sitting room and the dining room, can access the pool terrace.
A galley-style kitchen, powder room, a master suite, two other bedrooms, maidâ€™s quarters, an office and a bathroom with sauna complete the downstairs. A second master suite is upstairs, its walls upholstered in her signature colour, violet.
The grounds include the pool with spa, terraced gardens, trails and a koi pond with waterfall. A hands-on gardener, Taylor had plants blooming year-round.
â€œShe loved the eagleâ€™s nest quality of her bedroom, surrounded by nature and the contrast of the English flowers,â€? her son Christopher Wilding said in a press release.
Taylor, who died in March at the age of 79, won Academy Awards for her performances in Butterfield 8 (1960) and Whoâ€™s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966). Memorable roles in such classic films as National Velvet (1944), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) are partly why she is ranked seventh on the American Film Instituteâ€™s greatest screen legends list.
David Mossler of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.