A family compound in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, owned for decades by real estate magnet Howard Ruby and his late wife, actress Yvette Mimieux, has come on the market for $49.5 million.
The complex comprises two parcels totaling 1.5 acres in an exclusive, gated cul-de-sac community. The main residence, a 10,600 square foot Tuscan-style villa named Il Sogno (meaning “the dream” in Italian) already went on sale for $45 million last year. A second home, a Balinese-style cottage, was being used by Mimieux at the time of this listing, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Mimieux, known for her role in the 1960 science fiction film “The Time Machine” and television series such as “Dr. Kildare” (1964) and “Hit Lady” (1974), died in January at the 80 years old.
Built in the 1920s, the Italian villa has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, formal dining and living rooms, a library, a wine cellar, two offices and a gym, according to the list released last week. .
Throughout, it features hand-painted ceilings, bay windows and arched patio doors, six carved stone fireplaces, wood floors, and other carefully chosen details, according to the listing.
A path from the main villa leads to the Balinese-style cottage, which has three bedrooms, five bathrooms and around 4,900 square feet of living space, according to the listing.
Linda May of Hilton & Hyland, Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty co-manage the listing. They did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Mr Ruby, 86, founder of Oakwood Worldwide, a provider of serviced apartments, could not be reached for comment. He previously told the Journal that he was selling the property, which they had owned since 1979, as he moved on a yacht to the Marina del Rey area of the city.