Celebrity Homes

Getty Oil heiress buys Disney heir’s Spanish Colonial Revival estate

The granddaughter of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty has purchased a historic Los Feliz home to add to her impressive property collection.

According to The Dirt, Ariadne Getty paid nearly US$7 million for the gated estate, which includes a tri-level Spanish Colonial Revival house originally built in 1930 by architect Gene Verge.

Getty purchased the property from another famous name, Neda Disney, who is the ex-wife of Disney heir Tim Disney.

Tim Disney is the great nephew of Walt Disney.

Hidden behind tall hedges and gates, the home’s exterior looks similar to when it was built in 1930. 

Inside, the 520sq m of interior space has been extensively updated and includes hardwood floors stained in a rich ebony throughout the house, which includes a large foyer with a curved staircase overlooked by a stained-glass window.

In addition to French doors, the living room features a fireplace and a whitewashed ceiling with a honeycomb-style tracery detail.

There’s also a wood-panelled library, plus an open kitchen with designer appliances and a vibrantly tiled floor.

Source: The Dirt

The primary suite, one of four bedrooms on the home’s upper level, includes a walk-in closet, marble bathroom and private balcony.

The house also offers a basement complete with a tiled lounge space, a home gym, a screening room with purple velour couches and a soundproof recording studio with a separate control room.

Sitting on nearly half an acre, the grounds boast manicured lawns and gardens, an open-air pergola, patios for sunbathing and a swimming pool.

Ariadne Getty already owns three Los Angeles homes including a US$15 million condo at the Maybourne Beverly Hills, a modern Studio City house and a large Toluca Lake mansion.

Source: The Dirt

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.