Elizabeth Taylor's long-time Bel-Air home just came on the market at $8.6 million. The iconic actress, who died at age 79 in March
, bought the ranch-style home in 1981.
The 7,000-square-foot house sits on 1.27 acres behind a guard gate. A long driveway leads to the brick-lined motor court. The main floor living room features a wood-beam ceiling and
wood-burning fireplace and opens to a sitting room and dining room, all with direct access to the outdoor pool terrace.
There is a galley-style country kitchen, powder room, first-floor master suite and two family bedrooms with garden access. There are five bedrooms altogether, including the master suite.
A former screening room is now used as an office, and an adjoining powder room has a sauna and shower for the pool.
The property includes a pool and spa inlaid with iridescent mosaic tiles, terraced gardens, a sprawling lawn with flowerbeds, walking trails that lead to a secret bamboo "jungle" and to the upper rose gardens, plus a koi pond with a waterfall.
The property also has an arbor and hothouse for orchids.
Taylor's home is being shown only to pre-qualified buyers, so lookie-loos will have to be satisfied with taking a gander at just the photos.
Taylor won Oscars for her performances in "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). She became known to the world in "National Velvet" (1944) and also starred in "A Place in the Sun" (1951), "Giant" (1956) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958).
David Mossler of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.
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