Blockbuster film producer Mary Parent recently listed her luxurious Los Angeles home for $8.9 million.
Parent paid $6 million to purchase the historic Laughlin Park enclave manse from fellow movie producer John Wells back in 2007. The 1915-built residence has been carefully and considerately restored and renovated. Exterior architectural influences mix Spanish, English and American design cues.
The four-bedroom, 5.5-bath home stretches to 6,900 square feet. It bright white walls and dark hardwood floors throughout. The great room features a potent sense of scale, with soaring beamed ceilings, leaded-glass windows, chandeliers, and a central carved stone fireplace. Tudor arches and crown moldings distinguish the room as detail-rich, and a little overplayed.
Standout spaces include the gourmet kitchen with its views of the Griffith Park Observatory. The home also contains a screening room, and a large master suite with a sitting area; the master bath features a niche soaking tub and a series of casement windows.
Outdoor living spaces include a covered patio, and a colonnade sunlounge with a pergola roof flanking the bright swimming pool and spa. With such beautiful features, it’s not surprising that the home’s previous owners include Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille.
In addition to serving as the producer for movies like “Pacific Rim,” “The Revenant,” and “Kong: Skull Island,” Parent is the vice chairman of Legendary Entertainment.