Photos: Audrey Hepburn's Former Holmby Hills Mansion Hits The Market For $14 Mil
Audrey Hepburn was the very definition of grace, so it stands to reason that her former L.A. estate exudes an air of refinement. The home sits in the tony neighborhood of Holmby Hills (the Playboy Mansion is here, too), and it's recently been listed for sale at close to $14 million.
As noted at the listing site, the space includes six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and approximately 7,000 square feet of living space. The property is spread across 1.1 acres that come with a tennis court, gardens, a guest house, a really big pool, and staff quarters (presumably to house your seven pool cleaners). The facade is complete with a set of towering columns. Inside, the space is furnished to the gills, but the white walls and hardwood floors give it an unfussy appearance. Also, there's a great abundance of floor-to-ceiling windows—we imagine that the house is drenched in natural light during the daytime.
As noted at delish, Hepburn wasn't the only star who'd graced the home. In fact, the home is formally known as The Eva Gabor Estate, as the actress had lived there for over twenty years (the longest among the home's past and future owners). Mia Farrow had also resided here, as did actor David Niven, who played James Bond in the 1967 version of Casino Royale. According to Turner Classic Movies, Hepburn had lived at the home during the '60s with husband Mel Ferrer, around the time she was filming My Fair Lady.
Also of note, the home was built in 1938 by the famed architect Paul R. Williams, who became the first African American to join the American Institute of Architects. Williams' impressive body of work includes the Los Angeles County Courthouse, the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building, as well as nearly 2,000 homes in the L.A. area, many of which belonged to Hollywood's power players.