Lily Collins Sells Beverly Hills Estate for $13.5 Million


Much like her Emily in Paris character, Lily Collins is leaving her old home behind—though she probably won’t be trading her Beverly Hills abode for a Parisian flat. The Golden Globe nominee finalized the $13.5 million sale of her longtime Los Angeles home at the end of February, per its listing, presumably in an effort to consolidate her assets with new fiancé Charlie McDowell.

The single-story home, which sits on almost 0.7 acres, includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms spread across just over 5,000 square feet of living space. It was designed in 1954 by John Elgin Woolf in his signature Hollywood Regency style, featuring high-ceilinged living spaces and elegant stylistic touches like an arched front doorway, stately columns throughout the home, and meticulously landscaped grounds. Another listing dating back to 2016, when Collins purchased the estate for $12.5 million, notes that the home is centered around the open-plan living room, library, and skylit bar-lounge area, which span the entire width of the property.

The bright entryway in the Mank star’s former home.

Other eye-catching features of the home include a circular entryway plastered in bright banana leaf-print wallpaper and lit by an opulent chandelier, a sunken full-size tennis court in the backyard complete with a covered viewing area, and green copper roofing along the entire stucco-walled property, which is tucked behind an iron gate and red-brick wall, and reached by a herringbone brick motor court. The main suite includes its own fireplace—in addition to the living room’s grand ceiling-height fireplace—and the backyard also includes an arc-shaped swimming pool, spa, and gazebo.

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Wherever she ends up, you can bet that Collins’ new home will be just as exquisitely decorated. As the subject of the first-ever AD IQ Test in 2017, the actress proved that she’s something of a design whiz, earning a perfect score even when faced with extremely niche questions concerning the age of I.M. Pei and the designer behind the Kardashian sisters’ homes

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