Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Diane Keaton Buys Big Pac Pal Pad
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
SIZE: 7,800 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: We've occasionally wondered what often in the property gossip columns house hopper Diane Keaton had up her next real estate sleeve.
Over the years the Oscar-winning architecture and design junkie has owned scads and scores of architecturally notable residences all over Los Angeles, including the Alfred Newman estate in Pacific Palisades and the 1928, Lloyd Wright-designed Samuel-Novarro House in Los Feliz, later owned briefly by Christina Ricci. After selling her newly overhauled, Ralph Flewelling-designed hacienda-style mansion in the flats of Beverly Hills in September 2010 to Glee and Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy for $10,000,000, the preservation-oriented high-end house flipper leased former rom-com queen Meg Ryan's gated, almost-perfect Spanish-style mansion in Bel Air, right next door to fashion world royal Tom Ford's louche and ravishing Richard Neutra-designed compound.
Your Mama heard some time ago from someone we know who tends to know these things that Miz Keaton had moved out of Meg's mansion and today, much to our celebrity real estate surprise (and chagrin), we heard from the long-legged blond at Trulia Luxe Living that Miz Keaton just plunked down $5,600,000 to acquire a bulky and luxurious but hardly historic quasi-Cape Cod-style mansion in the upscale seaside community of Pacific Palisades, CA.
Miz Keaton's newly acquired crib in Pac Pal, built only in 2009, sits tightly on a 10,018 square foot corner lot near the grass-free, ocean-view bluffs of Asilomar Park, measures (around) 7,800 square feet spread out over three floors, according to listing information, and includes a total of 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.
It's hard for Your Mama to imagine that after owning a couple handfuls of architecturally significant homes that quirky Miz Keaton would see this big, fancy and new if stylistically unremarkable mansion as her $5.6 million real estate destiny. Then again, maybe she's tired for fixing and selling. Maybe she plans to fix and sell this place. Who knows? If we've said it once we've said it dozens of times (too many): It's a futile game to attempt to unravel the mysteries behind the sometimes capricious-seeming real estate behaviors of the rich and/or famous.
listing photos: Sotheby's International Realty