The Elizabeth Taylor Estate
For the first time in the last 21 years, Elizabeth Taylor and then-husband Michael Wildling’s gated Beverly Hills estate is officially back on the market for $15.9 million.
According to “legend” and some local press,
in 1953 when Taylor and Wilding spotted the for sale sign on this mansion, they hopped the gates to have a look at estate. Coincidentally, George MacLean who designed the home had Taylor in mind as a sort of muse while building the lavish property.
According to Forbes,
Taylor and Wilding were loaned the money to buy the property by MGM to appease the up-coming actress and ensure involved with the studio. The couple raised their two sons here before divorcing in 1957.
Almost 61 years later, and the estate is still a knockout. With grown-in, mature landscaping the property has become an oasis, matching the original intent when purchased by Taylor and Wildling.
7,761 square feet of living space sits on just over 2 acres on Beverly Hills Estates Drive, barely outside the city’s border. True to it’s fifties roots, but with a modern upgrades by Budd Holden, designer and architect to Hollywood Elite, the Taylor-Wilding estate boasts all that is LA glam and luxury. Holden, who designed homes for Barbra Streisand and Cher in the 80s and 90s, added exposed wood beams in the sitting room and an octagonal cutout above the master bed.
Custom wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances further combine textures in the kitchen, while the art studio, atrium, and large home office combine practicality with luxury in this estate floor plan.