One in all Hollywood’s most prolific and highly effective movie and tv author/director/producers, J.J. Abrams, has floated his plush but snug Pacific Palisades, Calif., house available on the market with a by-any-standard prodigious price ticket pushing up on $22 million. The veteran showbiz polymath and his spouse, Katie McGrath, bought the beautiful bluff-top unfold in early 2014 for $14.47 million, and subsequently remodeled the stately mid-Nineteen Nineties residence into an up-to-date household house that’s each relaxed and refined with ample area for each formal and informal entertaining.
By means of his Unhealthy Robotic Productions, which he runs with McGrath, Abrams has created, co-created, written, directed and/or produced various hit TV reveals, together with “Felicity,” Alias,” “Misplaced” and the dystopian megahit “Westworld.” He’s additionally had a hand in quite a few blockbuster movies, “Star Trek” (2009) and a few the “Star Wars” movies amongst them, and his prolonged slate of tasks presently in a single stage of manufacturing or one other embrace the TV collection “Lovecraft Nation,” a few upcoming installments of the “Mission: Unimaginable” movie franchise and a not but untitled sequel to “Star Trek.”
Invisible from the road behind excessive hedges, strategically positioned bushes and secured gates alongside one of the vital wanted streets in Pacific Palisades, the luxurious and superbly landscaped .6-acre city-and ocean-view unfold has a formidable record of close by neighbors who embrace Brooke Shields, personal fairness bigwig Invoice Barnum, Herbert and Bui Simon, he the proprietor of the Indiana Pacers and she or he a former Miss Universe titleholder from Thailand, Steven Spielberg, whose Sullivan Canyon equestrian ranch is just under the Abrams’ property, and pop-rock star Adam Levine and style mannequin Behati Prinsloo, who simply over two years in the past paid former couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck $32 million for a sprawling compound that was as soon as owned by one other heavy-hitting Hollywood energy participant, Brian Grazer.
Present listings held by David Supply at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties present the Abrams’ roughly 7,400-square-foot clapboard-sided Connecticut-style conventional has 5 bedrooms and 4 bogs, plus a trio of powder rooms. A couple of of the various different creature comforts embrace a complete 5 fireplaces, a high-tech safety system, a crafts room, a employees or visitor suite, lustrous ebony wooden flooring and, all through the primary flooring, a complete audio system with in-ceiling audio system.
Past the light-filled double-height middle corridor lobby, there are ample formal residing and eating rooms, each with fireplaces and the previous with a full wall of bookshelves reverse a wall of floor-to-ceiling home windows.
Up to date and reconfigured because it was final offered, the kitchen is an ethereal, culinary dream with thick marble counters, snow-white furniture-grade cabinetry and the same old array of designer home equipment anticipated in a $20-plus-million house. With handy entry to the yard, the adjoining breakfast space is lots massive sufficient to accommodate a comfy lounge space.
An informal, comfortably furnished separate household room is wrapped in humble bead board paneling with an enormous flat-screen TV mounted above the painted brick hearth, whereas a solar porch lined with Gothic-style home windows features as a video games lounge with ping pong and foosball tables.
The house’s handful of bedrooms embrace a main-floor visitor suite that opens to a fountain-enhanced secret backyard and a spacious second-floor house owner’s retreat full with a non-public terrace, out of doors hearth, two custom-fitted walk-in closets, a non-public examine/workplace, and what advertising and marketing supplies describe as a “lavish resort bathtub.”
With each an outside hearth and in-ceiling heaters, a loggia appears to be like out over the fastidiously groomed yard with open views that sweep throughout town from the Getty Heart, over the Century Metropolis skyline and to the Pacific Ocean.
Knee-high boxwood hedges and different sculpted plantings outline the yard’s varied leisure facilities that embrace secluded patios, a built-in grill, a heated swimming pool with inset spa and a bocce court docket.
The Abrams, who’ve three youngsters, together with up-and-coming 21-year-old singer-songwriter Gracie Abrams, personal one other rather more modest (although costly) house in Pacific Palisades they scooped up in 2018 for $2.6 million, in addition to a residence in Santa Monica’s coveted Rustic Canyon neighborhood that was scooped up in an off-market 2017 deal valued at near $6.3 million and since rebuilt.
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