Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hilary Swank Lists Pacific Palisades Pad

SELLER: Hilary Swank
LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA
PRICE: $9,495,000
SIZE: 6,722 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: A little birdie from Redfin alerted Your Mama to the online listing for the Pacific Palisades, CA residence of two-time Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry), now up on the open market with a $9,495,000 price tag.

Of course, Your Mama don't know a heifer from a hamster so we really can't do anything but guess and assume the decision to sell her luxurious Pac. Pal. pad may or may not have something to do with all the gossip glossy reports about Miz Swank and man-friend/talent agent John Campisi splitting up in May 2012 after five years of un-wedded coupledom.

Property records show Miz Swank picked up the spacious 1928, ocean-view Mediterranean-style mansion in March 2007—just about the time she and Mister Campisi hooked up—for $5,800,000. Current listing information states the three-story residence was worked over and "restored" by the Santa Monica- and Santa Barbara-based A-game architects Mark Appleton & Associates along with New York City-based designer Mark Zeff.

The substantial and grand yet somehow unassuming hillside house measures a significant but hardly humongous 6,722 square feet, according to listing information, with 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The spacious, top-floor master suite boasts a corner fireplace, lots of arched windows, a small ocean-view terrace, a walk-in closet and a chandelier-lit master bath complete with two sinks, free-standing soaking tub, separate shower and a Granny-style armchair with Miz Swank's initials,  HS, embroidered on the back.

The elegantly scaled rooms include a step down living room lit by twin chandeliers and warmed by a fireplace. French doors provide direct access to an arch-lined loggia. The open-plan kitchen/dining space includes a dining room large enough to accommodate up to 20—as per listing information—and the adjoining eat-in, center-island kitchen has painted wood beams on the ceiling, bone-colored cabinetry, with the usual collection of high-grade appliances An adjoining breakfast area with big, built-in banquette is the perfect spot to read the morning paper, work crossword puzzles, take light meals and consider the sun as it dips below the horizon line of the glinting Pacific Ocean.

Other notable luxuries include a double-gated motor court at the front of the house, a fitness room, an elegantly butch leather-walled cigar room/wine cellar and a lower level lounge area with built-in wet bar that connects to a state-of-the-art surround sound theater furnished with custom leather recliners for 17 guests. The lower level also contains a guest or domestic suite plus a powder room, according to listing information.

Terraces extend off the lower level of the house and descend to the partly-flat backyard that features a terraced organic vegetable gardens, an all-new extra-long saltwater swimming pool and spa and a poolside dining cabana with fireplace, built-in heaters, an outdoor kitchen /barbecue station and a bathroom with outdoor shower. A foliage-ringed fire pit encircled by circular, stacked stone benches dressed with sunset orange cushions and pillows sits on a promontory with canyon and ocean vistas.

We're not sure what Miz Swank's West Coast real estate plans are but as far as we know, she still owns a compact, high-floor 1,441 square foot condo crib with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathroom in the much-ballyhooed, Robert A.M. Stern-designed Superior Ink building in Manhattan's far West Village that she purchased in the last days of 2009 for $3,575,000.

listing photos: Dream Home Photo for Nourmand & Associates

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply Stunning Property, well done and a delight to the eyes.

The Superior Ink building is also one of the best building's in all of manhattan...

good eye HS... good eye.

xo to Mamma!

Anonymous said...

That wine cellar looks like honeycomb

bentley said...

One of the nicest I've seen on here in a while. Simple, elegant, yet with character not seen in 90% of the barf-beige-blah monstrosities so popular among this set.
And not sure if she is responsible for it, but if she is, the girl can design a kitchen.
Amazing quality and design in the outdoor spaces as well.
I've always found her mannish and slightly creepy, but she's won me over with this one.

Desert Donna said...

Exactly what I would expect from Ms. Swank. Classy, restrained..dignified. Great property that I guess will sell in a snap.

Petra's said...

That's actually a really tasteful, beautiful house. A bit WASPy, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Never would have though Hilary Swank would be one to have great taste like this.

Anonymous said...

And she grew up in a trailer!

Anonymous said...

Just when you think all hope is lost, along comes a home like this! Petra she has great style if you see her on the red carpet (or she has the sense to buy style).

Michael in WeHo said...

Marry me Hilary!

I'd write you a sonnet but I saw Million Dollar Baby, don't think that's the sort of thing you go in for.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but this house was designed by Los Angeles based Peter Dunham and not Mark Zeff! His signature style is all over this place.

Rosco Mare said...

Thanks for this beautiful treat, Mama Dearest.
Perfect day-core for the classic restrained architecture. Nice landscaping.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you move also? The property below her house has been and is still under construction for the last two years. The properties on either side have been under construction for the last three years. The property just south across the street slid down the hill and was red tagged and torn down. She bought in a disaster zone....

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't you move also? The property below her house has been and is still under construction for the last two years. The properties on either side have been under construction for the last three years. The property just south across the street slid down the hill and was red tagged and torn down. She bought in a disaster zone....

Dog Food said...

Wouldn't you want to move also? Since moving into her house, which by the way every local Palisadian knows exactly where she lives. Homes on either side have been under construction for three plus years and the empty lot in back has and is under construction. The home across the street slid down the hill and was red tagged by the city and torn down. Asking price? Good luck....

Anonymous said...

Dog Food..your aptly named. Unless you have Tourette Syndrome, there is no need to repeat your remarks three times.

Anonymous said...

Yes, decorated by Peter Dunham. Mark Zeff did her Manhatten place I believe.

Thanks for the post!

Best,

Rhonda Rainyday

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