Almost a year after his sudden death at age 67, the longtime Los Angeles home of film actor Ray Liotta — probably best known for his roles as Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams” and gangster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” — has sold to a couple from Palm Beach, Fla., for nearly $5 million. Built in 2001, and boasting over 6,000 square feet of living space, the Mediterranean-style residence sits in the exclusive gated Summit of the Palisades Highlands neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
Fully walled and gated, and fronted by a courtyard and two-car garage, the creamy stucco and terracotta-roof structure features five bedrooms and six baths spread across just over 6,100 square feet of two-level living space adorned throughout with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and arched windows and doorways. Large expanses of glass also allow for seamless indoor-outdoor spaces, and provide sweeping ocean, canyon and mountain views.
Among the main-level highlights: a double-height entry foyer topped by a chandelier dangling from a wood-paneled rotunda and curving iron-railed staircase, which flows to a living room warmed by a fireplace and an adjoining dining room. A family room sporting a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves connects to the gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with an eat-in island, high-end stainless appliances and an accompanying breakfast nook.
There’s also a guest bedroom with its own bath on the lower level; and upstairs, four additional ensuite bedrooms include a luxe master retreat boasting a fireplace, sitting area, private balcony and walk-in closet. A spa-like bath comes complete with dual vanities, a soaking tub and steam shower; and outdoors, the gassy backyard is showcased by a large pool and raised spa, along with several spots for al fresco lounging and entertaining — all overlooking those picturesque vistas.
A former soap opera actor, Liotta’s breakout role came in 1986 as as ex-con Ray Sinclair in “Something Wild” alongside Melanie Griffith. The New Jersey native went on to appear in countless movies, including “Hannibal,” “Narc” and “Killing Them Softly.” He’s also known for his work on TV shows such as the “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark,” as well as “Texas Rising,” “Shades of Blue” and “ER,” for which he earned a 2005 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.” He died in his sleep at his hotel room May 26, 2022, while shooting the film “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic.