She says she didn’t intend to move to Colorado last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, but she did. And now, with plans to stay up in the Rocky Mountains, two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has hoisted her longtime home in L.A.’s Pacific Palisades up for grabs at $10.5 million.
Walled and gated for privacy and security, the six-bedroom, and six-and-a-half-bath house perches high on a hillside with dreamy ocean views from almost every room, and most particularly from the curtained loggia outside the living and dining rooms.
Swank told The Wall Street Journal, the first to report on the listing, the 1920s residence “’had such good bones’”, with period details that include eye-catching tile work, hand-painted wood beamed ceilings, and “hidden compartments where she guesses Prohibition-era owns may have stashed alcohol.” That theme was expanded on with what WSJ called “a speakeasy-style wine and cigar room off the theater,” where Swank installed leather wall panels.
Though she’s put some serious coins into renovations and upgrades over the years — it was she who added the 16-seat movie theater, lounge and concession stand that’s been stocked with an antique popcorn maker, candy and beer, Swank stands to turn a tidy profit on the 6,700-square-foot multi-story hacienda that she scooped up in 2007 for $5.8 million.
Swank also added an outdoor kitchen and an ocean-view fire pit as well as the swimming pool and hot tub that sit on a lower terrace below the house alongside an open-air dining cabana.
Now listed with Zach Goldsmith at Hilton & Hyland, Swank briefly had the house for sale in 2012 and 2013, while she was living in France, for $9.45 million. The “Boys Don’t Cry” star has also owned a two-bedroom condo in New York’s West Village since 2009 when she bought it for almost $3.65 million.
Most recently seen on the silver screen in the not-especially well received thriller “Fatale,” and on the small screen in Netflix series “Away,” Swank has owned property in Colorado since 2016 but told WSJ that she and her husband, Philip Schneider, have decided to plant their roots in Colorado more permanently partly because there’s “more space there for her five dogs, two parrots and one horse.” She says they plan to add more rescue animals to their menagerie when they have more time and there would not seem to be too many more ideal spots a rescue animal could wind up than living on Hilary Swank’s spectacular Rocky Mountain ranch.