Back in January, Yolanda heard rumblings that Bruce Willis was plotting a return to LA. Unfortunately, we were unable to lock down a specific address — possibly somewhere in Beverly Hills, we were told — but now TMZ has revealed that our boy is an official Westsider, having chosen a residence in the posh neighborhood of Brentwood Park. And sure enough, records confirm that Mr. Willis (with second wife Emma Heming) paid a hefty $9,800,000 for a property that sits right atop busy-busy Sunset Boulevard.
The action film superstar — he’s perhaps best-known for his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise, but he’s also starred in numerous cult favorites, including 1997’s The Fifth Element, which — according to one of Yolanda’s friends — is simply “the best movie ever”.
Hmmm. We’ll take his word for it!
But we digress. The brand-new Traditional is completely walled and gated for privacy and features a big motorcourt plus garage space for four vehicles. According to the listing, the mini-estate has 7 beds and 12 baths in a whopping 13,048-square-feet of living space.
A two-tone grey/white color scheme graces the front facade. The decidedly contemporary foyer has hardwood floors and a humongous custom chandelier. Both the living and family rooms have fireplaces, and the eat-in kitchen flaunts two marble islands and the full roster of high-end appliances. Adjacent to the dining room is a glassy wine closet.
Upstairs, the opulent master suite sports vaulted ceilings, yet another fireplace, dual showroom closets, an all-marble bath, and a private outdoor terrace. And check out all that recessed lighting. Oh my!
The home’s lower level sports an array of ultra-luxurious recreational amenities including an indoor swimming pool, a sauna/steam room, gym and a movie theater. An elevator provides convenient access to the main and upper floors.
While not particularly huge, the .47-acre lot is roomy enough for two cabanas, a pool/spa combo, and space for al fresco dining (an absolute must for any fancy SoCal estate).
For the past few years, Mr. Willis and Ms. Heming have primarily resided in New York, but they seem serious about returning to the West Coast. Their Manhattan penthouse was recently sold for nearly $18 million to financier Jeffrey Keswin and their sprawling upstate NY spread is currently for sale with a hefty $13 million ask.
Back in 2014, Mr. Willis sold his former Beverly Hills residence — a quirky Spanish-style tennis court estate — for a whopping $16.5 million. The buyers, incidentally, were former Restoration Hardware CEO (and current Lucky Brand jeans CEO) Carlos Alberini and his wife Andrea.