Celebrities often change houses to upgrade to bigger and better excavators, and it is hard to believe that Kate Beckinsale has lived at the same address for 15 years. The Jolt and The Widow star 48 has only recently bid farewell to her long-term Brentwood home in Los Angeles. It was listed for $4 million in early August—and sold before the end of the month.
No wonder Beckinsale found a buyer so quickly; the list photos show that this four- and five-bedroom house is definitely a dream, and the triad alum bought it for 3.6 million US dollars in 2006. Take a look below.
This house sits on the ridge directly above the Mandeville Gorge. It covers nearly half an acre and packs all the modern facilities that a Hollywood star might need—including a swimming pool—into a charming cottage-style manor, reminiscent of Ko De Cape.
According to Variety, the "East Coast style influence" of the residence is reflected in the "ingenious combination of maple and tile flooring, as well as a large number of recessed lights." Architectural Digest commented on the designer's details, such as sloping ceilings and charming woodwork. , Exposed beams, solid walnut countertops and Carrara marble.
SheKnows noticed that this white-walled, stone-decorated house was built in 1965 and has more than 3,600 square feet of living space. A large number of glass French doors lead to a quiet backyard—a door that exudes the atmosphere of a charming tree house. .
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Entering this lovely home, the top of the front porch is an antique porch, its vaulted roof is interrupted by four skylights, and a rustic chandelier hangs below it. Below, a cozy lounge area and comfortable wicker chairs sit opposite the garden.
Inside, this incredible home is the epitome of stylish open living, with a spacious gourmet kitchen — one with two islands and modern stainless steel appliances — overflowing into a comfortable family room. The space is separated by a chic bar and leads to the courtyard, perfect for enjoying cocktails outdoors.
The spacious lounge has access to an elegant stone terrace in the backyard on at least two sides. Composed of a row of glass doors, it is ideal for outdoor-indoor living, with a comfortable sofa next to the brick wood-burning fireplace-one of the many fireplaces throughout the house.
Adjacent to the lounge is a formal living room, elegantly decorated with black and white decorations, and a formal dining room "dotted with white wainscoting and taupe walls." Although most of the interior decoration is white with elegant color accents, the restaurant uses the darkest color palette in the house.
There is also a magnificent library and a home office with a gorgeous built-in bookcase and loft storage area.
In the sight of the master bedroom, any of the most advanced things could not meet the requirements. From the exposed beamed ceilings and large walk-in closets to the double-sided fireplace connected to the main bathroom, everything in the room is impressive. Perhaps its most unique feature is a private footbridge leading to the lush garden-but see below for more.
Connected to the second floor with a hilltop spa and shower room hidden in lush vegetation, this is the ultimate tree house. Below this upper outdoor area is the backyard and manicured garden.
Just like the bedroom, the master bathroom also has a beamed ceiling and a stylish skylight directly above the spa bathtub-a set suitable for romantic soaking by the roaring fireplace. Equipped with a double sink vanity, a spacious shower, and another skylight at the top, this is indeed a dream thing.
The children’s bedroom, like the key wall next to the sink, has a private bathroom covered with blue dotted tiles. An interesting feature is the attic corner located above the balcony door, accessible via a ladder.
Although Beckinsale’s 22-year-old daughter Lily Mo Sheen and her former partner actor Michael Sheen now live in Manhattan, it’s not hard to imagine her growing up in this charming manor. When the two are happy and full of laughter.
With multiple seating areas and outdoor dining areas, one of which is located in front of a comfortable wood-burning brick fireplace and a sofa space under the footbridge. The backyard with its gorgeous swimming pool makes up for the lack of gardens and antique outdoor showers. Surrounded by lush greenery, it also generously provides all privacy for such activities.