Martin Campbell Home on Market

By SARAH SHMERLING | Managing Editor

Director Martin Campbell and wife Sol E. Romero have reduced the price and re-listed their Upper Bienveneda home.

Campbell, a Hastings, New Zealand, born television and film director, and actress Romero have put the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom house back on the market for $9.5 million.

The 10,632-square-foot Mediterranean home is located in the guard-gated Ridgeview Country Estates. Extensively rebuilt in 2005 with architectural design by William Hefner and interiors by Kazuko Hoshino, the estate features high-end finishes, including handmade and custom-designed ironwork, mosaic tile, imported stone, and rich wood floors.

The great room is designed with coffered ceilings and an antique fireplace. Other property amenities include a gourmet kitchen with a dining and sitting area, wine room, entertainer’s bar, and a guest suite with kitchenette.

The couple
Photo courtesy of IBT

Outside of the home is a barbecue area, complete with an expansive lawn and playground.

Campbell directed “The Mask of Zorro” (1998), starring former Palisadian Catherine Zeta Jones.

He also directed the key 007 movies “GoldenEye” (1995) and “Casino Royale” (2006), which established the last two actors to play James Bond, Malibu resident Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, as worthy successors to Sean Connery

His latest film, “The Foreigner,” starred Jackie Chan and was released in October 2017.

Campbell has been married to Romero since October 2006.

The two have three children. Romero is known for her roles in “Edge of Darkness,” “Runaway Lady” and “My Name Is Arlein.”

The home is listed with Barbara Boyle of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Pacific Palisades office.