Divorcing celebrity couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have just sold their lavish, 1.55-acre spread in Hancock Park to an as-yet-unconfirmed buyer for $15.947 million, making it the most expensive sale ever in Hancock Park. Originally listed for $16.1 million in April, Variety reports that even the slightly-lower sale price is well beyond the previous record for the very posh neighborhood, which was just $11 million.
Designed by prominent architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, the 15,000-square-foot main house is decadently decorated in a manner that the Banderas-voiced Puss In Boots character from the Shrek movies would definitely approve of. The main house includes a recording studio, a gym, a library, a formal dining room, a library, a banquet hall, and "a two-story kitchen." There are coffered, beamed, and curved ceilings throughout the mansion. The master bedroom—one of seven in the house—includes two bathrooms and a "double dressing room."
The enormous grounds include a swimming pool and massive lawns. In 2000, the Banderas-Griffiths bought the property next door, demolished the house, and used the space to add to the grounds of their estate, bringing the total to the 1.55 acres it measures today.
That sale price again was $15.947 million.
· Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Sell L.A. Estate at Record Shattering Price [Variety]
· Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas's Elaborate Hancock Park Estate Asks $16M [Curbed LA]