melanie griffith’s los angeles estate
Inside this A-lister's dreamy Hancock Park abode.
Published Jul 9, 2015 5:00 AM
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We’re in awe of the lavish Los Angeles spread the star just sold for a cool $16 million.
In 1999, Melanie Griffith—and then husband Antonio Banderas—purchased a 15,110 square foot, three-level estate in the heart of the famed Miracle Mile district.
The Italian-Revival style property was designed in 1925 by architect Gordon B. Kaufmann (the same man responsible for the Hoover Dam) and includes thirteen bedrooms, eleven baths, four fireplaces, an elevator, a recording studio, and a gym.
Although most of the home bears stately vaulted beams, the particularly elaborate formal dining room features a hand-stenciled coffered ceiling.
In addition to the two-story kitchen and bi-level banquet hall, the abode boasts a wood-paneled library with an arched ceiling.
The couple also purchased the house next door and combined the two properties for a grand total of 1.5 acres, which allowed for a courtyard swimming pool, several gardens (both rose and vegetable), and sprawling lawn.