Homes with Notable Owners (March 2019 Magazine)
Hosting magnificent features and stunning views, we take a look inside the former homes of prominent individuals, such as Mel Brooks, Muhammad Ali, Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille and Benny Goodman.
Whether a grand estate in Hollywood or a traditional home in Michigan, each of these spaces offers a glimpse into the style and preferences of their famous previous owners.
Water Mill, New York
This beautiful waterfront home was once the residence of famous American actor, director and comedian Mel Brooks. Magical views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay set the stage from this stunning 2,000-square-foot estate. The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom private setting features hardwood floors, beamed cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace in the main living area. Outside, the deck flows out to a private walk way for beach access. WEB ID: TVIT88
Berrien Springs, Michigan
One of the most celebrated athletes in 20th Century American history, Muhammad Ali, once resided in this private estate. The former home of the late boxer features a carriage house with private guest quarters, a pool and a private office. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom space also has a gym with a steam room, exercise equipment and a hot tub spa. Built for a true athlete, the home also has a boxing ring and a full sport basketball court onsite. WEB ID: JRZU88
Los Angeles, California
Built in 1915, this beautiful estate was once home to famed English silent film actor Charlie Chaplin and his wife Mildred Harris. In 1920 the home was purchased by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille and used as a production office, screening room and a guest house until his death in 1959. Today, the 4-bedroom home has been carefully renovated to maintain many of its original features. Amenities in the space include a beautiful pool and spa area, a spacious master suite and a private screening room. WEB ID: YFIZ88
Bedford, New York
Jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman once resided in this tranquil colonial home. Often known as the “King of Swing,” Goodman’s bands launched the careers of many major musicians during the jazz era. His former home is situated in an idyllic setting surrounded by manicured lawns and tall trees. The 10-acre property hosts a well-thought 2010 addition that includes a family room with a stone fireplace, a dining room with a butler’s station and a gourmet kitchen. WEB ID: MGYW88
New York, New York
This stunning rowhouse was once resided by actress Mariska Hargitay. Hargitay has earned several awards including an Emmy and a Primetime Golden Globe for her long-standing role on the popular American television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her former New York home features soaring ceilings and meticulous design within the 6,000+ square foot layout. The beautiful floor-to-ceiling rear casement windows in the space look out onto a landscaped garden and welcome natural light into the charming eat-in kitchen. The master bedroom envelops the entire third floor and includes a double walk-in closet, a dressing room and a master bath with a tub and steam shower. WEB ID: DGHE88
Take a look at the previous edition of Homes with Notable Owners, featured in the September 2018 issue of Luxury Portfolio Magazine here.