Multiple Oscar winning actor Jane Fonda and multiple gold/platinum record producer Richard Perry have listed their Beverly Hills home in the luxurious Trousdale Estates for $12.999M, $5M more, according to Forbes Magazine, than they bought it in 2012.
Not only is the home compelling, the marketing of it is as well. Ms. Fonda, ever a star in the Hollywood sense of that word, essentially walks potential buyers through the home in a video sales tour. Not only does Fonda narrate details of the home over a dramatic orchestral soundtrack, she shares personal stories, events and feelings about house during the time she and her partner have lived there. Fonda lets us know that she celebrated her 75th birthday at home some years ago with 150 of her friends and that the house could have easily held another 50 friends without feeling crowded.
The two story house, connected by both a glass elevator and glass staircase, has 7,100 square feet of living space. Five bedrooms and 7 bathrooms make family members and friends welcome year-round. The master suite includes a sitting room, two ensuite baths with soaking tubs and steam showers, and two walk-in closets (Fonda says that it’s the first time she’s had a closet in which she is able to see everything that she has) and two islands of drawers within the closets. The eat-in chef’s kitchen has verde quartz counters and the media room includes a full bar. Back lit glass walls, shelves and cabinets ground much of the interior spaces to connect outdoor living spaces.
Speaking of outdoor living spaces, mature gardens and trees engender a coziness to immediate interior rooms that make them feel almost nest-like. A solar heated pool, covered and open patio spaces, a meditation garden with fountain and a wooden deck with fire pit add to the luxuriousness of the setting. Views both inside and outside the home extend to the surrounding canyons, Pacific ocean, and exquisite sunsets.
Who are the lucky listing agents of this power couples home? None other than Beverly Hills experts Jade Mills, Valerie Fitzgerald, and David Frank, of Coldwell Banker Previews International. Both Mills and Fitzgerald have been guests with Tim & Julie Harris on episodes of Real Estate Coaching Radio. As she has in so many of her films, Jane Fonda sweeps us up into both the specifics and the aesthetics of this house so we can imagine, almost, living the life she has led in this spectacular residence.