Once, there was a defined movie star way of life: legends and icons built grand Beverly Hills or Bel-Air estates – carefully tended spreads on multiple acres that had all the trappings of manors fit for European royalty. Today’s contemporary mansions can be upwards of 25,000 square feet.
However, the mega-manse with surrounding compound seems to have more appeal to international buyers and business titans than Hollywood royalty these days. It’s not about square footage; rather, privacy, seclusion, and setting (preferably behind a long, gated drive) are the common denominators for A-list talent when it comes to buying residential real estate in Los Angeles.
For example, although her contemporaries and BFFs are in Echo Park, millennial screen queen (and Academy Award winner) Jennifer Lawrence recently bought a romantic, 5,500-square-foot, French-style home in Hidden Valley Estates above Beverly Hills. (…) Read More at LA Confidential Magazine