JoBeth Williams’ home in Bel-Air came up for sale this winter with a $30 million asking price. The actor and her husband—feature and television director John Pasquin—have lived in the home for over twenty years.
The Hacienda-style home is framed in luxuriant landscaping, with palms and desert flora providing a lovely preamble to the living style. The property’s motor court features a period fountain as a centerpiece.
The foyer’s Saltillo, staircase with tile risers, timber ceiling, ornamental arch, and wrought-iron chandelier and sconces set the tone for the rest of the home. The 7,500 square-footer is remarkably free from glamorous material revisions, giving it a patina of authenticity of the sort that is often mimicked, but never very effectively.
The property guest house is located a judicious distance from the main house. That’s just fine, as the lot—which abuts the Bel-Air Country Club property line—extends to 2.5 grassy, tree-dotted acres.