According to toptenrealestatedeals.com, down a private country lane tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Sunset Boulevard exists a small 16 home community of world-famous politicians, actors, and industry leaders.
One of these homes previously belonged to former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his then-wife, Maria Shriver. Maria is a world-famous journalist and former host of several television news shows and the daughter of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver.
The home is now being sold by its current owners, attorney-and author Maxwell Kennedy, who is the son of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, and his wife, Vicki Strauss Kennedy. It is priced at $11 million.
Nicely located on 1.75 acres between Will Rogers Historic Park and Rustic Canyon Creek, the 4,177-square-foot home, a mixture of New England and California-contemporary, was built in 1981. The neighborhood is zoned equestrian with a meandering, picturesque creek and several footbridges, riding and hiking trails.
The five-bedroom home has six baths, airy rooms with large windows and skylights, three fireplaces, a cheery kitchen, and an adjoining family room. There is a sauna, spa, grotto-style pool, and a lighted tennis court in a setting of ancient oak, sycamore, and eucalyptus trees.
In L.A.’s Pacific Palisades neighborhood, the home was the family home for Schwartzenegger and Shriver and their four children from 1986 until the couple split up after Maria discovered that Arnold had fathered a child with the family’s longtime maid. In 2013, the house was sold to Max and Vicki Kennedy for $12.9 million, keeping it somewhat in the Kennedy family.
Pacific Palisades has been a celebrity residential hotspot for decades, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Dennis Quaid. Matt Damon has lived there for years near his friend Ben Affleck but recently moved to New York’s cold winters, leaving Affleck behind to enjoy California’s sunny outdoor living.
The house is listed by Billy Rose and Santiago Arana of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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