Brooke Shields spends most of her time in New York nowadays, so the Manhattan native has finally decided to bid her longtime West Coast residential outpost adieu. Married since 2001 to writer-producer Chris Henchy, the child model turned actress paid $3.3 million for the Pacific Palisades home — a rustic chalet-style residence in the ritzy Riviera neighborhood pocket — more than two decades ago, when she was newly wed to former pro tennis star Andre Agassi.
On and off the rental market for the past several years — once for as much as $35,000 per month, fully furnished — the house was supposedly occupied by former couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner years ago, while the couple was renovating their sprawling compound just a few doors away.
Resting atop a secluded parcel of land with splendid canyon and mountain views, the cedar-shingled house was built in 1982. Included are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms spread across 5,300 square feet of living space. There are three full floors, all of them replete with shabby chic-style interiors; dark-stained Douglas fir hardwood floors and whitewashed beamed ceilings provide contrast.
Street-parked guests must bypass the gated driveway and brick motorcourt to reach the house, which welcomes with a double-height foyer connected to a massive living room. A fireplace and wall of glass doors leads to a wraparound terrace. Also on the main level are a formal dining room and a fully updated chef’s kitchen expensively outfitted with a marble-topped eat-in island and top-of-the-line stainless appliances.
The penthouse-style master suite encompasses the home’s entire top floor, and comes complete with an office/study, a fireplace-equipped bedroom, separate sitting room and a balcony with views out toward the Getty museum. There’s also a spa-inspired bath decked out with yet another fireplace, a makeup vanity, soaking tub and marble-clad steam shower, plus a bespoke walk-in closet and dressing room.
Four additional bedrooms are tucked away on the lower level, as is a media lounge, wet bar and games room. Out back, the steeply-sloped lot features a pathway carved into the hillside that leads down to a secluded pool and spa with waterfall feature, along with a deck perfect for al fresco dining amid the picturesque woodsy surroundings.
Shields, 56, first gained notoriety for portraying a child prostitute in the movie “Pretty Baby” at only 12 years old, before she appeared in an iconic Calvin Klein jeans ad and became the youngest model to ever land a Vogue cover. The Princeton grad’s since starred in numerous Hollywood and Broadway productions, including “The Blue Lagoon,” “Endless Love,” “Suddenly Susan,” “Grease” and “Cabaret.”
Shields and Henchy have long made their primary home base New York City, where they live in a four-story West Village townhouse acquired for $5.5 million way back in in 2008. They also maintain a multimillion-dollar vacation getaway in the Hamptons.