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Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas's Elaborate Hancock Park Estate Asks $16M

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Griffith and Banderas via <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-921176p1.html">Everett Collection</a> / Shutterstock. Estate photos by Simon Berlyn.
Griffith and Banderas via Everett Collection / Shutterstock. Estate photos by Simon Berlyn.

Soon-to-be-divorced couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have put their 15,000-square-foot, 13-bedroom estate in Hancock Park up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reports that the palatial, Italian-Revival-style house is designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann, the architect behind a number of other grand Hancock Park houses as well as a famous, 1940s San Bernardino resort. If there were a middle ground between other handsome Hancock park houses and a luxury resort, this three-story estate would be it.

Outfitted with a two-story "banquet hall," hand-stenciled ceilings in the dining room, box-beamed ceilings everywhere else, and covered walkway along the courtyard, the main house looks a lot like a beautiful old church. In 2000, the couple bought the house next door, demolishing it to add the lot to their property; it holds gardens and vast lawns now. With the addition, the property is over an acre and a half. Purchased in 1999 for $4.2 million, the home is now asking $16.1 million.

· Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith's Los Angeles Estate Is Listing for $16.1 Million [WSJ]
­ Hancock Park Estate [Official]
· Who Will Revive Old Hollywood's San Berdoo Resort Getaway? [Curbed LA]