A residence once owned by actor and director Diane Keaton has listed in Laguna. The performer—who took home an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Hall—owned the home in the mid-2000’s. It has listed for $15.989 million; its last change of ownership saw it trade hands for a little over $8 million, about five years ago.
The house dates to the late 1920’s, and measures just a whisker less than 4,150 square feet. It contains four bedrooms, and five and one-quarter baths.
A Spanish-style, the stucco home has been incorporated neatly into a beachfront bluff. The detailed craftsmanship dates the home in the best possible way: hand painted tile staircase risers and front doorjamb, wrought iron sconces, narrow-plank hardwood, and stained glass and ornamental windows distinguish the property.
The kitchen features a stove backsplash in a Moroccan pattern, and the dining-room chandelier is Colonial style. As appealing as the uninterrupted views of the Pacific is the home’s layout; it’s somewhat compartmental, but in a way that inspires curiosity, and rooms are individually designed. Windows, French doors, and retractable glass offer abundant indoor-outdoor flow.
The property exterior features a tiered design, with levels and staircases leading down to the beach. A series of outdoor levels or patios marks each floor, with terra-cotta tiling and wrought-iron balustrades and railings, and alcove-like bedrooms feature their own alcove-like terraces.
Diane Keaton’s film work includes Warren Beatty’s solo-directorial debut ‘Reds’; Keaton herself directed one little jewel of a film, 1995’s ‘Unstrung Heroes’.