Sacha Baron Cohen has his compound over Laurel Canyon lightly available for $85,000 a month; Dan Aykroyd recently put his scenic distribute in Pacific Palisades up for rent in $45,000 a month; Steven Spielberg has his own ocean front compound in Malibu up for grabs in a $150,000 per month.
Property documents indicate the two-parcel property was bought by Mister Hackford back in 1986, a few years after he divorced his second wife and a decade before he and Miz Mirron were married. The double-gated and privately located, Runyon Canyon adjacent estate sprawls across more than 6.6 acres directly over an harshly lackluster if densely situated bunch of apartment complexes at the northwestern border of Hollywood. The hillside property was once the home of silent film star Dustin Farnum, one of Cecil B. DeMille’s first and greatest discoveries and the reluctantly picked namesake of two-time Oscar-winning celebrity Dustin Hoffman. Listing details (and other internet resources) indicate the main home, a Colonial-kissed Mediterranean villa originally built in 1911, crosses a comfortably spacious 6,699 square feet with four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. A different, house-sized guest cabin of 2,740 square feet has yet another four bedrooms and three bathrooms, in accordance with the L.A. County Tax Man. (Additionally, there are at least two extra structures of unknown utility tucked discretely behind a high-hedge plus a dense and older copse.)
A dual elevation, center hall entrance with hardwood flooring and impressive staircase connects into a lengthy and elegantly casual formal living area where you will find a sizable variety of antique looking tables and sideboards and a pair of fitting, roll-armed sofas that square face off against each other in front of a wood-burning fireplace surmounted with a swirly, gilt-trimmed mirror. Multiple sets of French doors open into rock patio which runs the complete width of the rear of the residence. Past the living room a less-formal library/den has yet another fireplace, at least an additional set of French doors and built in publication shelves.
The roomy formal dining room has more French doors, more antique (looking) sideboards and a highly-polished, double-pedestal table surrounded by eight or seven rivet emphasized light caramel-colored leather wing back chairs that any fool can see were an effectively idiosyncratic option by Miz Mirren and/or Mister Hackford and/or, possibly, their woman and/or nice-gay decorator.
The commodious if outdated eat-in center island kitchen has Mexican paver tiles on the ground, normal white cabinetry topped with thin slabs of specked gray granite, and a mixy-matchy package of appliances which include a super-sized business grade range. (The children will note the first, wood-faced ice boxes in the rear wall.) The service areas of the mini-manse have a secondary stair hallway and a butler’s pantry enviably larger than suburban flats.
At least two of the upper level bedrooms open into a house-wide veranda having an over-the-tree-tops view across Los Angeles. Lower level rooms open into wide, red brick stairway that leads down to a sizable rectangular swimming pool that still has and a terrace, according to record photos, a board.
A number of the Mirren-Hackfords closest neighbors consist of German-born producer Roland Emmerich, modern art world mover and shaker Margo Leavin, four-time Emmy-nominated producer-director Tony Krantz, boho-glam American oil heiress and yoga teacher Normandie Keith, and television writer/producer Anna Fricke and writer/producer Jeremy Carver who just a month or two past shelled out a bit more than $3.4 million to an upgraded and updated turn of this (20th) century cottage.
That is the first time Dame Mirren and Mister Hackford have put their Tinseltown pied-a-terre up for rent. It had been set outside for rent in 2007 at $40,000 per month and again in 2011 at $40,000 a month and yet again in 2013 for–You got it, brainiacs! –forty a month. Fun tidbit: A card carrying member of the (totally untrue ) Lavender Real Estate Club once told Your Mama which Tinseltown cashmere queens Max Mutchnick and his legal eagle husband Erik Hyman dwelt here before they purchased their English Manor in Bev Hills in 2007 for nearly $17 million.
Until last August (2013), when land documents show they sold it for $960,000 the Mirren-Hackfords owned a high-hedged and gated Craftsman style triplex property in a downtown adjacent neighborhood Santa Barbara, CA. In fall of 2006T, the couple have already been reported with no less than The New Yorker (October 2 problem ) additionally, it keeps houses in London, Provence (France), along with New York. But for the record, Your Mama can’t confirm or deny the Mirren-Hackfords still own houses in London.