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Dennis Quaid and Ex-Wife Kimberly Buffington-Quaid List Pacific Palisades Home

Though they ended their tumultuous, on-again/off-again union almost two years ago, Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington-Quaid only recently finalized their divorce and, hence, unsurprisingly, their beautifully restored and lavishly updated mini-mansion in Pacific Palisades, Calif., has come for sale with an asking price of $6.495 million. The erstwhile couple acquired the late 1920s Spanish a bit more than five years ago — just before one of their previous divorce petitions was dismissed because they’d once again reconciled — for $5.1 million. So the celebrity real estate gossip goes, the home was occupied after their 2016 split by ex-Mrs. Quaid who, according to published reports about the terms of their divorce, was granted a $2 million lump sum payment, another $1 million from property settlements and nearly $14,000 a month in child support.
All but completely invisible behind an extraordinarily tall wall of bamboo and an electronic driveway gate that opens to a ten-car motor court where a pair of stout palms stand like sentries next to an elevated porch set into a carved stone doorway, the Sunset Boulevard estate offers a total of six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms in 6,114-square-feet of living space where original architectural details such as leaded stained glass windows are seamlessly integrated with modern day creature comforts such as a state of the art security system.
A circular foyer steps up to an elegantly proportioned reception gallery and stair hall that steps down to a spectacular living room that marketing materials describe as “reminiscent of the Biltmore Hotel.” Two fanciful wrought iron chandeliers hang from the double-height exposed wood ceiling, a handful of towering arched windows fill the room with natural light and a massive stone fireplace anchors the decidedly grand space. The dining room comfortably seats ten next to a massive stained glass window and the expensively outfitted high-end eat-in kitchen, arranged around a marble-topped work island and tiled all the way up to the ceiling in white subway tiles, features antique stone floor tiles. A cozy den or library looks out over the motor court through a room-wide picture window and a bantam screening room with another enormous picture window is equipped with a high-definition projector.
Beneath a striking trio of tall and slender, metal-trimmed casement windows with several strategically placed stained glass panels, the stone-tread staircase ascends to the upper level where three en suite guest bedrooms are joined by a circular office with inlaid stone floor, a secondary den or children’s play room and a comfortably decadent master suite that opens to an entry vestibule and encompasses a roomy sleeping area under a shallow barrel vaulted ceiling, a spacious sitting area, a lavishly fitted and compartmentalized walk-in closet and dressing room, and a vintage-inspired marble bathroom with claw-footed soaking tub and steam shower.
There’s a small, mirror-walled yoga studio/fitness room tucked up under the house, a central courtyard that opens to the backyard plus an elevated terrace atop a two-car garage that looks over a low, picturesquely bougainvillea draped wall to the a partly grassy backyard that’s hemmed in by a visually impenetrable hedges with a swimming pool and spa set into a basket weave pattern red brick terrace.
The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated veteran actor, now in his early 60s with a handful of projects in various stages of production including the upcoming James Franco starring sci-fi flick “Kin” and the James Franco directed drama “The Pretenders,” sold his Austin, Texas, home earlier this year for about $3.5 million and appears to have relocated to a snazzily outfitted ultra-contemporary nestled into ridgeline neighborhood in the low-key but high-priced hills between L.A.’s Mandeville and Sullivan Canyons he picked up in late 2017 for $3.9 million.
Listing photos: The Agency

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  1. Jenny says:

    Nothing special, this house. Next time he should go his other ex Meg Ryan for some good advice re: interior design. Half of the money will go straight to ex Kmberly and after everything Dennis ‘cheater’ Quaid put her through, she deserves the 3+ million!

    1. Veronica L. says:

      The furniture in the house is set up by a staging company, a company that stages furniture to make an empty house more inviting; sellable. Kimberly moved out of the Sunset house WITH all of her furniture months ago, and believe me, her taste is impeccable. FYI, most celebrities who list their houses have already moved to their new homes and use staging companies like this one. Honestly, could you really imagine them living at their home and hosting random showings and allowing people to photograph their interiors (unless for Architectural Digest). BTW, a good tip-off are the photos of the empty closets.

  2. Gossip stories says:

    Rule 1-
    Don’t get married unless both sides have a make your own keep your own money contract. The kids go to the grandparents. Hahaha.

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