Film and television director Martin Campbell has his comfortably plush mansion in a spendy, if little heralded, guard-gated Pacific Palisades enclave up for grabs at $10.5 million. The New Zealand-born director of “Green Lantern” and a couple of James Bond films (1995’s “GoldenEye” and 2006’s “Casino Royale” ) and his wife, the actress Sol E. Romero, who occasionally pops up in her husband’s movies, acquired the property in October 2010 for a whisper more than $7.9 million, significantly under its last published asking price of nearly $9 million.
The professionally decorated 10,600-plus-square-foot Mediterranean, on an irregularly shaped and mostly flat .6-acre parcel, was built in 1991, and “extensively rebuilt in 2005” with high-end finishes and features such as imported stone and hardwood floors, hand-forged ironwork, and mosaic tiles. There are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms plus a grand, double-height foyer, a sumptuously proportioned formal living room with a coffered ceiling and an antique, carved-stone fireplace, a formal dining room that easily accommodates 10, a library/office with custom built-ins and a corner fireplace, and an expensively equipped kitchen with an informal dining space and sitting area. Other deluxe creature comforts include an oversized master bedroom with a fireplace and a terrace, a wine room, a discrete guest suite with a kitchenette, and, tucked up into the third floor, a bonus room perfect for a children’s playroom or media lounge.
Extensive stone terraces run along the back of the house along with a heated loggia with a raised-hearth fireplace and a built-in grilling station decked out with beverage fridge, sink, and warming drawers. Surprisingly, especially in this high price range in L.A., the property does not have a swimming pool, although there’s certainly plenty of room for it in the flat and grassy yard that backs up to ruggedly undeveloped open space.
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