Liz Taylor's Bel-Air Home Hits Market at $8.6 Million

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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It is as magnificent as she was. Not overdone, not showy, classy just the way she was.

July 08 2011 at 3:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Honestly and if I had money I would go for it.
Not too huge 5 bedrooms. It's a true dream and so peaceful I can indeed hear the birds singing in the trees...
The beautiful pool is a must in Bel-Air and from watching Will Smith in the "Prince of Bel-Air" I would certainly feel like the Queen of California.
I am so envious (In my head) That I have better end this reverie of mine.
Good night Bel-Air and I hope for Elizabeth's memory that her home will fall into respectful and loving hands.

June 14 2011 at 2:25 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

It's just as lovely as Liz..........

June 10 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

To Stanford J again,
I miss calculated before. Montly nut for taxes would be about $9000.00, not 12,900. Sorry.

June 08 2011 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stanford J
You got the 1500 per 1 million right. Didn't multiply by enough millions though. $1500 times 8.6 million is around $12,900.00 per month in property taxes. But what the heck, personal property taxes are deductable on you federal return, not to mention the interest on the payments. Staff to keep the place up would also be deductable. . .so go for it. :-)

June 08 2011 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am speechless after looking over this place. it looks so beautiful just like Liz.......

June 08 2011 at 10:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Hello Stanford J

What's missing are monthly taxes on this fabulous house. California taxes have been estimated, to me, to be $1,500 per million per month or around $5700 a month. Please correct me on this.

June 05 2011 at 4:53 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
attitude debbie

Hi everyone have a happy day!!!

June 04 2011 at 11:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh her rose garden is stunning!

June 04 2011 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You could buy five of these in lieu of purchasing Ellen Degenerates home.

June 01 2011 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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