By MAGNOLIA LAFLEUR | Reporter
Actress Hilary Swank has listed her Spanish-style villa home in Paseo Miramar for sale for $10.5 million.
Covering over 6,722 square feet, the residence includes six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Built in 1928, this double-gated property with a private driveway and motor court leads into a three-story picturesque property where each bedroom holds its own private Juliet balcony with views of the ocean from every window.
Swank is a two-time Academy Award winner for her roles in “Million Dollar Baby” and “Boys Don’t Cry,” and currently stars in the Netflix series “Away.” Like many who moved away during the pandemic, Swank and her husband, Philip Schneider, decided to permanently take up residence in Colorado where they have owned a home since 2016.
Their Palisades listing is held by Zach Goldsmith and Rita Goldsmith with Hilton & Hyland.
After buying the mansion in 2007 for $5.8 million, Swank made several renovations, including the addition of a lower-level lounge followed by a 16-seat movie theater with a concession stand for popcorn and snacks.
It also includes an outside entertainment area with a fire pit near a kitchen and barbecue station adjacent to a fully equipped heated cabana on the lower terrace below fruit and vegetable gardens, punctuated with an abutting saltwater swimming pool and hot tub. The garden level spills forth from a leather patent walled wine cellar, a detached guest suite and a private gym.
“The magic of this property is the romanticism,” Zach said to the Palisadian-Post. “From the moment you walk through the doors, you are greeted with Spanish-style architecture—you’re in your own paradise.”
This “oasis” boasts wood floors and hand-painted wood beams on the ceilings perched over a fireplace-lit living room with built-in bookshelves and a wall of French doors that open up to a warm sun and a fresh ocean breeze.
In describing her home to the Wall Street Journal, Swank expressed that it “had such good bones,” with all the bedrooms stationed on the upper level, a vast living room with fireplace and an indoor chef’s kitchen with a large center island along with indoor and outdoor dining rooms.
While the property is walled off from the streets, surrounded by ficus trees, and offers a lot of open space, it also retains its discovery zones in the form of hidden spaces that were built during prohibition.
Zach shared he had never seen a house with as many French doors and Juliet balconies with sights that open to a full scenic view of the ocean, creating the feeling that “you stepped into a seaside resort in Spain.”
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