This Comedic Celebrity Retreat is Now Priced at $26.5 Million
Nestled in the prestigious neighborhood of Brentwood, Los Angeles, a remarkable property that was once the beloved residence of comedy legend, Jim Carrey, is currently up for sale.
As a versatile actor known for his comedic genius and dramatic prowess, Carrey's decision to sell his Brentwood estate has captured the attention of real estate enthusiasts and celebrity home admirers alike.
Hidden behind expansive hedges and private red-brick gates, Carrey’s 12,700-square-foot home boasts five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three half baths, and combines elegant design with a warm and inviting ambiance.
Upon entering, visitors are greeted by pitched high-beam ceilings that create an airy atmosphere, complemented by skylights that bathe the bright white walls in natural light. Adorned with Jim Carrey's personal art collection, the living, dining, and family rooms seamlessly flow together, showcasing hardwood and polished stone floors, fireplaces, and ample windows with picturesque views of the meticulously landscaped grounds.
The chef's kitchen is a culinary haven, complete with an indoor BBQ, while a circular breakfast nook offers a charming space to enjoy meals while gazing out at the flowering pear trees. Multiple sliding glass doors open onto a central courtyard, epitomizing the quintessential California indoor/outdoor living style, perfect for both entertaining and relaxation.
The primary bedroom suite features a private patio and a breathtaking wood-paneled bathroom with a copper-hooded fireplace, leaded glass windows. and a luxurious soaking tub.
Movie enthusiasts will be captivated by the Art Deco-style home theater, reminiscent of classic movie palaces, boasting mohair-covered sofas, burl wood columns, and an opulent marble bathroom.
The grounds span over two acres which provide ample space for outdoor activities. They include a full-size tennis court, a refreshing waterfall swimming pool, a pool house with a bar, a sauna/steam room, vegetable gardens, and a variety of mature trees. Serene walking paths wind throughout the property, leading to a yoga and meditation platform.
Situated adjacent to bustling Santa Monica, the tree-lined streets, distinctive mansions, and close-knit community atmosphere of Brentwood has long attracted celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, and Tobey Maguire.
Residents can enjoy the renowned Getty Museum, the Brentwood Golf Club, and the upscale shops and restaurants along San Vicente Blvd. Additionally, the neighborhood hosts one of the best farmer's markets in Los Angeles, showcasing an array of local produce and artisanal goods.
Recently reduced from $28.9 million, this $26.5 million listing is currently held by Janelle Friedman of Sotheby's International.
Photo credit: Daniel Dahler for Sotheby’s International Realty
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One of the world’s greatest comedy stars, Jim Carrey’s expressive face and high-energy slapstick performances propelled him to success in the Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, and Ace Ventura franchises. Far from being typecast as a jokester, the Canadian-born actor would go on to achieve critical acclaim for dramatic roles in The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The winner of two Golden Globes and eleven MTV Movie and TV Awards, he has also published an award-winning children’s book, co-wrote the novel Memoirs and Misinformation, and portrayed Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. In 2022, he announced that he was taking a break from acting and was considering retirement. The prolific star has relocated to his vacation property in Maui and put the Brentwood estate where he had lived for the last 30 years up for sale.