Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are getting divorced after nearly 20 years of marriage. The couple has resided in Hancock Park, a historic and upper-class area of Los Angeles, for a long time. Their estate has recently been put on the market with a price tag of $16.1 million.
The couple purchased the Italian Revival mansion for $4.2 million in 1999. In 2000, they bought the property next door for $1.3 million, knocked down the home that stood on it, which brought their property size to just over 1.5 acres.
According to the details of the listing, the home is 15,110 square feet. It was designed by the renowned architect, Gordon Kaumann. Kaumann is also known for his work on the Greystone mansion in Beverly Hills and the design of the Hoover Dam. Griffith and Banderas’s home has a long gated stone driveway, a three-car garage and a front door that is set under a stylish iron and glass canopy. It boasts of having seven bedrooms, seven full and three half bathrooms.
The mansion retains many of the original and restored architectural details. For example, the extremely large foyer and reception hall has a stone staircase, exposed wood ceiling and paver-tiled floors. It also has four wood-burning fireplaces.
The backyard has a central courtyard with stone terracing and a private swimming pool. The grounds are surrounded by high hedges, mature shade trees and even an organic vegetable garden.
The couple still owns property in the Upper West Side of New York City and in Aspen, Colorado. There is no word on what will happen with these properties.
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