In January, George Lucas announced he would build his 312,000-square-foot Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles rather than San Francisco, and now the filmmaker appears ready to take up residency in the city in time for construction on the project to begin.
As Variety reports, Lucas has just purchased a nearly 9,000-square-foot home in Bel Air from a “mysterious corporate entity” connected to Texas billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. In 2013, Variety reported that Perot’s son, H. Ross Perot Jr., had purchased the property, but it’s unclear whether either member of the Perot family ever lived at the home.
According to Variety, Lucas paid $33.9 million for the 1929 home in an off-market sale. That’s nearly twice the $18 million that the residence sold for just four years ago.
When it last hit the market, the house included nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, along with a library and screening room with a 35 mm film projector. Exterior features include a swimming pool, fountains, and a putting green.
Lucas also owns several other California properties, including the massive Skywalker Ranch north of San Francisco. This, however, appears to be his only home in Los Angeles proper.