Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford list their Hollywood Hills estate
Space is limited in Hollywood Hills, but not on the sprawling hillside resort of actress Helen Mirren and director Taylor Hackford. The powerful couple’s longtime property, which stretches across 6.5 acres at the base of Runyon Canyon Park, has just been listed for $ 18.5 million.
If you are planning a shorter stay, it is also available for rent at $ 45,000 per month.
At 6.5 acres, it is the second largest property currently available in Hollywood Hills. To put its relative size into perspective, only three estates on the market in the Star Quarter claim more than 3 acres.
According to the list, there have only been four owners – all famous – since the house was built over a century ago: “The Squaw Man” actor Dustin Farnum, writer Mark Hellinger, “Perry Mason” producer Gail Patrick; and Mirren and Hackford, who acquired the estate in the 1980s.
The main house.
The family room.
The living room.
The dining room.
The living room.
The swimming pool.
The backyard topped with palm trees.
Aerial view of the estate.
The spread of 6.5 acres.
Claiming a long, narrow strip of land stretching from La Brea Terrace to Runyon Canyon, the palm-topped property includes a main house, guesthouse, and apartment atop a five-car garage that combine for nine bedrooms and nine bathrooms over 10,200 square feet. There is also a swimming pool with city views and a sundeck for entertaining.
Blue shutters and a bright red front door adorn the white stucco exterior of the main house, which opens into a lobby topped by a chandelier. Patio doors line the living room and other notable spaces include a wood-paneled living room with a wet bar and a Saltillo-tiled kitchen with a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.
The powder rooms also add a lot of style. One is wrapped in flamingo wallpaper, while two others combine marble floors with glass blocks. Throughout the floor plan, terraces and balconies overlook the verdant gardens and the city below.
A decorated film and theater actress, Mirren’s myriad of credits include “Cal”, “The Long Good Friday”, “Gosford Park” and “The Madness of King George”. She received four Oscar nominations, including one for her performance in “The Queen” in 2006.
Hackford has been directing films since the 1970s and received two Oscar nominations for his 2004 biopic “Ray”. From 2009 to 2013, he was chairman of the Screen Actors Guild.
Joyce Rey and Stephen Apelian of Coldwell Banker Realty hold the list.