The former Elizabeth Taylor home is on the market for the first time in over 20 years. This is where she lived with her 2nd husband (out of 8) British actor Michael Wilding.
Elizabeth Taylor was such a raving beauty. I love her classic movies. National Velvet, the original Father of The Bride, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are must-see classics.
In the very early 1950s she was in a period of her life when for the first time, the tight control over her life by MGM studio felt so suffocating that she considered leaving her acting career. She was tired of her profession. Michael Wilding was 20 years her senior and seemed like a safe haven. Wilding, on the other hand, felt marriage to Taylor might boost his sagging career.
In 1954, the newlyweds bought a new house in Beverly Hills that Taylor described in her book Elizabeth Taylor: An Informal Memoir, as “the most beautiful house I’ve ever seen.”
Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Wilding
Elizabeth Taylor was just 22 when she began her family with Michael Wilding and lived here with him and her young children. Rumor had it that while she was working on the film, Giant as the female lead, Wilding was home “entertaining strippers.” They were divorced a year later and she sold the house in 1957 which is about the same time she married her third husband, Mike Todd.
The Elizabeth Taylor Home sits on over two private gated acres
The current owner, now 90 years old, had the house redesigned by “starchitect Budd Holder” when he bought it in 1997. He added 2,000 square feet. The house was opened to the city and ocean views by adding a lot of windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors to access terraces and gardens.
The former Elizabeth Taylor home has 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
The Master Bedroom has this beautiful octagonal cutout in the ceiling and a white fireplace with a perfect spot above it for the TV. Floor to ceiling glass windows with views of the pool and backyard. All the rooms in the house are large with glass walls to view the garden, patios, pool or city view from every room.
Lovely Pool with beautiful views
The historical 1950s iconic Elizabeth Taylor home for sale for the first time in twenty years is priced at $15.9 million.