Live like Liza Minnelli and Christina Aguilera for just $8.6 million
A mid-century architectural gem, perched in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills, is on the market for $8.645 million, down from the nearly $10 million it fetched when it first went on sale. the market last year.
The future buyer of the house will join a very select club of former owners, whose members are a real who’s who of Tinseltown: Liza Minnelli, Jack Haley Jr. and Christina Aguilera.
The four-bedroom home was designed by the late California modernist architect Harry Gesner and was built for Emmy Award-winning television and film director Jack Haley Jr., whose credits include “That’s Entertainment!” (1974) and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic” (1990).
The angled door to the house even has a doorknob with his initials in tribute, according to the listing with Sally Forster Jones and Anita Stephan of Compass.
Mr Haley was the son of actor Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man in the aforementioned Hollywood classic, and, in the 1970s, was briefly married to Mrs Minnelli, whose mother Judy Garland played Dorothy .
The couple lived together in the house, but divorced in 1979. Mr Haley continued to live there until his death in 2001 aged 67. Shortly after, Ms Aguilera moved in and stayed there until 2011, Mansion Global reported when the home debuted on the market last year.
Across its 6,500 square feet, the home uses an assortment of finishes, materials, and textures, including exposed beams and accent walls.
The main living area has an open layout with sleek stone floors, wooden ceilings and a sunken hexagonal living room with a steel clad fireplace that extends to the ceiling.
The contemporary eat-in kitchen features floor-to-ceiling windows and is outfitted in warm woods that contrast with its industrial metal countertops, according to the listing.
There’s also a screening room on the lower level – which was once Ms. Aguilera’s recording studio, Mansion Global wrote in 2021 – as well as a kitchen bar, temperature-controlled wine cellar and tasting area. .
Other features include a pool, yoga/gym room, wrap-around patio, panoramic sweeping views, and a master suite with fireplaces, large walk-in closet, and marble bathroom with a soaking tub and aquarium, according to the listing.
The current owner, who could not be reached for comment, paid $4.65 million for the home in 2011, PropertyShark records show.