Walt Disney's last property, and the site of his one-eighth scale steam railroad (Carolwood Pacific Railroad, which even used one-eighth scale coal) is back on the market in Holmby Hills asking $90 million, reports the LA Times. Disney's house is gone (the barn where he masterminded railroad ops was moved to Griffith Park) and in its place sits a 2001 megamansion built by Gabriel Brener, who owns the Houston Dynamo (soccer). Brener is said to have kept the estate's Mickey Mouse gate and perhaps the Carolwood Pacific's 90 foot tunnel. A listing was first reported last December; Brener was reportedly asking "more than $80 million." The property is about 3.7 acres and includes an eight-bedroom, 17-bathroom main house, a wine cellar, a pool house, a tennis court, a putting green, a screening room, three bars, a library, a gym, three inch thick mahogany doors, "and two safe rooms," according to the listing. There's also, of course, space for the "help" (people still say that unironically?): "Separate quarters are designated for help and special event staff that includes two beds and a living room made accessible via a service entrance of the garage."
Since there's only one (exterior) listing photos, let the listing paint you more of a picture: "Dating back to the 19th Century, the mantels are made of the finest of marbles, crown molding hugs the corners throughout the estate, creating an elegant, polished look. The use of pure mahogany remains an architectural theme within this home, found most strikingly in the master suite, library, and, as a transitional element, between rooms ? Double-paned windows offer a pleasing natural backdrop and light throughout the house to the upper level lawn. All counter-tops are composed of thick slates of marble further displaying the finest materials and amenities throughout this truly historical home and property."
· The Carolwood Estate | Holmby Hills [The Agency]
· Site of Walt Disney's Carolwood Pacific Railroad For Sale [Curbed LA]