Helen Mirren Lists Lush Enclave in L.A. for $17M

Published: February 3, 2023 | By: American Luxury Staff

Nestled in the lee of a humpback hill above Hollywood Boulevard is the estate of Helen Mirren and film director Taylor Hackford. One of the more remarkable residential properties in the area, the compound ambles across a leisurely 6.58 acres and into Runyan Canyon Park, with atmospheric palm-dotted grounds and a two-landing staircase descending to a large swimming pool among the highlights of the exterior. The pair listed the property in 2021 with an asking price of $18.5 million, but a recent relist drops the ask to $16.995 million.

At some point, a neighboring house was added to the estate, bringing an additional three bedrooms to the property’s total; the current listing has the accommodations at the address at eight bedrooms and nine baths across 10,199 sq. ft. The main house is a gem, a 1911 Monterey Colonial Revival that Mirren and Hackford have decorated — or had decorated — to great effect; the exterior walls are in a warm beige similar to ecru, while the eaves, shutters, and flying portico are aquamarine or a similar blue. The front door is painted a deep red which looks a lot like carmine.

Inside the home, individual spaces accumulate into an artistic whole, with oak plank and tile floors, wood paneling, and French doors appearing by turns. A pair of baths, one with flamingo wallpaper and another in a deep shade of Pacific blue, suggest attention was paid to giving individual identities to lesser rooms.

The kitchen, with its tile floor, red brick wall and fireplace, surviving iceboxes, and contrastingly modern island and overhead vent installation, is one highlight; another is the living room, with a series of French doors bringing a breezy insouciance to the primary shared space. The master bedroom is bordered by windows and a set of French doors that opens to the long balcony that helps distinguish a proper Monterey Colonial from its neighbors.

Mirren’s upcoming projects include Fast X, with Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, John Cena, Jason Momoa, Michelle Rodriguez, Brie Larson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Scott Eastwood, Cardi B, and Charlize Theron.

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