A family compound in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles that has been owned for decades by real estate magnet Howard Ruby and his late wife, actress Yvette Mimieux, has come onto the market for $49.5 million.
The compound encompasses two parcels with a total of 1.5 acres in an exclusive, gated cul-de-sac community. The main residence, a 10,600-square-foot Tuscan-style villa named Il Sogno (meaning “the dream” in Italian) was previously listed for $45 million last year. A second house, a Balinese-style cottage, was used by Mimieux at the time of that listing, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Mimieux, known for her role in the 1960 science fiction film “The Time Machine” and TV series such as “Dr. Kildare” (1964) and “Hit Lady” (1974), died in January at age 80.
Built in the 1920s, the Italian villa has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, formal dining and living rooms, a library, a wine cellar, two offices and a gym, according to the listing posted last week.
Throughout, it features hand-painted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and arched French doors, six stone-carved fireplaces, wood floors and other carefully chosen details, the listing said.
A pathway from the main villa leads to the Balinese-style cottage, which has three bedrooms, five bathrooms with approximately 4,900 square feet of living space, according to the listing.
Linda May of Hilton & Hyland, Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty are co-handling the listing. They did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Mr. Ruby, 86, founder of Oakwood Worldwide, a provider of serviced apartments, could not be reached for comment. He told the Journal previously that he is selling the property, which they have owned since 1979, because he moved onto a yacht in the Marina del Rey area of the city.
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