Having dreams of buying this elegant estate? Well, you can go on your own way, because former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and singer Lindsey Buckingham has just scooped up the place, paying $14 million in an off-market deal.
Located in the affluent Brentwood Park neighborhood, the estate was sold by Hollywood producer Lauren Shuler Donner — known for blockbuster films such as “Mr. Mom,” “Ladyhawke,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Dave,” “free Willy,” “You’ve Got Mail,” “Any Given Sunday” and every “X-Men” movie in the franchise — property records reveal. Donner paid $13 million for the house just seven months ago, back in November 2021.
Since the estate was never officially listed on the market, photos are scarce, but previous listings show the traditional brick structure was originally built in the 1930s and recently “upgraded with the finest materials, appliances and finishes.” Featured are four bedrooms and five baths sprawled across more than 5,000 square feet of single-story living space, all of it boasting rich hardwood floors, high wood-beam ceilings, crown molding, wainscoted walls, six fireplaces and numerous skylights.
Resting on a lushly landscaped lot spanning over a half-acre, and protected by gates, walls and security cameras, the house sports a detached three-car garage tucked discreetly off to the side, and accessible via a semi-circular driveway. There’s also a one-bedroom guesthouse with its own full bath.
Highlights include a skylit foyer, formal living and dining rooms, plus a gourmet kitchen outfitted with marble countertops, a center island, high-end stainless appliances, a breakfast nook and butler’s pantry with wine storage. Elsewhere is a wood-paneled library with built-in bookcases and a wet bar, along with an office space and a room that’s currently being used as a gym.
A posh master retreat offers a sitting area, walk-in closet, and luxe bath equipped with dual vanities, a soaking tub and glass-encased shower; and the amenities continue outdoors, where the grassy backyard hosts a covered terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining with a fireplace and built-in barbecue, as well as a pool and spa flanked by a sundeck.
Buckingham is hardly new to the high-end real estate game. Back in 2019, he sold a very custom compound elsewhere in Brentwood Park to WeWork vice chairman Michael Gross for $28 million. The year prior, he offloaded a $19 million Brentwood mansion to Disney Television Studios chairman Dana Walden. And back in 2005, financier Daniel G. Cohen paid him $19.5 million for a lavish hilltop compound in prime Bel Air.