[one_fourth]Size: 13,767 sq ft[/one_fourth]
[box] Even Indiana Jones and Ali McBeal changed their minds occasionally, so it’s quite logical the actor and actress that played those roles should do likewise. As the couple sells their ritzy New York apartment and purchases a fabulous mansion in the Los Angeles suburbs.[/box]
Earlier in the year, Harrison Ford and his wife Calista Flockhart put their New York home on the market for $16 million dollars, stating the property cost in the neighborhood of $14,000 a month to maintain as the reason for their decision. The decision to sell occurred several months after purchasing their Brentwood, California home for $12,650,000, approximately 20 percent lower than the original asking price of $15,895,000.
Who can blame them, Ford already owns several other properties and Flockhart has one her own home, now a rental. His properties include a 3,530 square foot home in Encino, an 1,855 square foot home in Rancho Park, another home designed by architect Gerard Colcord also in Brentwood and an 800-acre ranch in Jackson, Wyoming.
This newer, but not brand new addition to the real estate collection sports 13,767 square feet of living space, almost enough to hold the other homes in Ford’s real estate portfolio. It has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Obviously one for each bedroom and two for guests. There are six fireplaces and a cute detached cottage in the back with a screening room and guest suite.
Glancing at the front of the house you’ll notice an attached three-car garage that faces a driveway/turnaround court on the left of the main entrance. This layout is reminiscent of many ‘Middle American’ homes where snowfall makes easy access to the garage mandatory. The house is a mixture between traditional and colonial architecture with multiple wings of rooms.
The interior is alive with interesting rooms and traditional architecture that all mixes well for a spectacular look. The winding wooden staircase in the foyer is breathtaking but not as stunning as the huge living room encompassed with windows. There’s even enough room for a grand piano, if anyone in the house plays.
The deep rich hues of the wood paneled library make this a ‘Harrison Ford’ room in contrast to the light airy powder blue dining room that probably drew Calista’s attention. The kitchen has a huge island and offers shaker style glass fronted white cabinets, a glass enclosed breakfast nook/patio and an adjoining family room where you can watch the beauty of Mother Nature while sitting next to a roaring fire.
All in all, this home is absolutely spectacular and despite its casual ‘home town’ exterior, this property is extremely lavish inside and out.