Take a Look Inside the Glorious Vincent Price Estate — Currently for Sale

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The Vincent Price estate is one of the few surviving Spanish Revival mansions from the 1920s, which are rapidly giving way to sterile white boxes. See why this one endures.

Vincent Price Estate

This stellar estate in Holmby Hills—owned by actor Vincent Price from 1955-1974 — is the epitome of old Hollywood glamor and luxury, possibly surviving in all its elegance because the current, thoughtful owners have restored its classic features, while seamlessly weaving in the conveniences of modern-day living.

The result is “jaw-dropping,” according to Joyce Rey, who is co-listing the property with Timothy Di Prizito, both of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.

Vincent Price Estate

Not only is the property legendary, but it could be considered something of a steal compared to other mansions nearby. It’s just a few blocks away from the Aaron Spelling Manor, which recently sold for $119.75 million.

Step through the ornate, oversized front door into the two-story cathedral entry hall, and you know you’re in “a pretty spectacular house,” says Rey. She’s worked with countless luxury homes in the Los Angeles market, and is still astounded by the scope and feel of this one.Vincent Price Estate

Vincent Price Estate

Built in 1927 at the height of the craze for Spanish Revival elegance, the home has no end of vintage features, many of which have been meticulously restored: leaded glass windows, a Juliet balcony, handcrafted wrought-iron detailing, barrel-vaulted ceilings with timber beams, solid wood plank and tile floors, arched doorways, and oversized French doors. As a result, the property retains its original charm and grandeur.

Vincent Price Estate

The kitchen is a prime example of how the old blends with the new without sacrificing architectural integrity. Rey told us you can get a little peek at how the cooking space used to look in the recently reprinted cookbook,Cooking Price-wise,” written by the late actor, who, it turns out, was also a serious chef.

Today, the kitchen still has grand arched windows and alcoves. It even has a built-in wooden hutch. But it also has a large prep island and top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances.

Kitchen

There are eight ensuite bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, and 11,653 square feet of living space, spread out between the grand main house and a generous guesthouse featuring all the comforts of a private home.

Child's room

Other spectacular interior features include a living room in the style of a grand ballroom, a library, an art studio, a huge, projection-style theater, an adjacent billiard-room, and a lounge with a bar.

Art studio

 

Movie theater

 

Game room with bar

But there’s more to this 1.65-acre estate, including gracious balconies and patios, a sunken tennis court, a children’s play yard, a full basketball court, as well as a pool and spa with a spacious cabana.

Patio

 

Pool with cabana

The master suite features a barrel-vaulted ceiling, fireplace, sitting area, office, walk-in closet and a spa-style bathroom. The only problem with the spacious room is that you’d never want to leave.

Vincent Price Estate

Vincent Price Estate

The current owners purchased the place about 15 years ago for $14,950,000, raised their children in the remarkably family-friendly environment, and are now ready to downsize.

The legacy home should have no issue finding new owners. According to Rey, interest is brisk, thanks to the relative rarity of this type of home. As Di Prizito put it, “This former celebrity estate embodies impeccable pedigree and majestic character.” A character like the Hollywood horror legend Price couldn’t have said it any better.

For more photos and info on the Vincent Price estate, see my original feature on Realtor.com.

The Vincent Price estate is one of the few surviving Spanish Revival mansions from the 1920s, which are rapidly giving way to sterile white boxes. See why this one endures.

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Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell

Lisa Johnson Mandell is an award winning journalist, author and film/TV critic. She can be heard regularly on Cumulus radio stations throughout the US, and on BBC Radio.

1 Comment

  1. Avatar Debra Remmers on August 12, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Beautiful property Lisa..You sure have made a success of yourself all the way from Hemet High School..I know this will sell!

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