Updated 12:57 pm: According to Page Six, Anjelica Huston has found a buyer for her Venice house (commonly known as The Fortress), and thank God it's someone who will dedicate the home to the very important work of "gourmet bathing." PS reported today that Huston will be selling the house to Venice Social Club Holdings for $12 million (it's been in escrow since July)--they'll "create a community gathering space that honors Venice's unique legacy," Huston says in "a proposal being shopped to potential investors" (she will sit on the club's advisory board). The "community" will have to pay $2,000 a year to join, but they'll get access to "a farm-to-table restaurant, gallery, screening room and cultural programing," along with "gourmet bathing activities" that include "seltzer-water tastings." So we're probably getting punked on this, right? Either way, the 1994 house was designed by Huston's late husband, the sculptor Robert Graham, and she first listed it for sale in May 2010 asking $18 million. Most recently it was asking $13.9 million. Update: A reliable source has just confirmed to us that the social club is for real.
· Anjelica Huston to turn home into private club [Page Six]
· Take the Tour: Anjelica Huston's Venice Fortress Hits the MLS [Curbed LA]