Dennis Quaid has listed his Spanish eclectic residence in Pacific Palisades for $6.495 million. A lovely example of period Spanish-style romance, the home dates to the late 1920’s, and is packed with period details. The actor purchased the home in 2013, for $5.1 million.
The house boasts original parquet floors, open-trussed raw timber ceilings, and evocative period light fixtures that include colonial-style chandeliers and torch sconces. But the home’s array of ornamental windows may hold the lion’s share of the charm in this particular case. Renovations have brought understated black steel replacements into play, but the stained glass panels that pop up frequently surprise and beguile. And the picture window in the living space currently purposed as a home theater appears to suggest a touch of streamline moderne in the architecture, an unexpected curiosity.
Other standout spaces include the open-concept kitchen and dayroom, which features patchwork tile floor and floor-to-ceiling subway tile, and the office, which features a decorative series of stained glass windows following the arch of the rotunda that are flat-out spectacularly beautiful.
There are six bedrooms and nine baths throughout the nearly 6,115 square feet of living space in the home. The master features a private sitting room and a dressing room/walk-in closet.
The property extends to nearly four-tenths of an acre; along the way are a pool with brick sunlounge, ancient and well-nigh impenetrable privacy hedges, and a few distinguished palms.
Mr. Quaid has already played one U.S. president in film—Bill Clinton—and may well find himself playing another; it was recently announced that he would portray Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic.