Weekly Top Ten Real Estate Hot List Tue: 10-09-2012
It’s a house with a star-studded story. Though most people don’t remember, Ronald Reagan was once married to Jane Wyman and this is the house they built together in 1942. Jane was a prolific actress in both film and television, as well as a singer who was singing on radio as early as age fifteen. She won an Oscar for her role in Johnny Belinda in 1949, the same year she divorced Reagan after their 9-year marriage citing political differences. Jane’s success as an actress did not carry over into success as a wife. She was married twice prior to her marriage to Reagan and once afterwards, all ending in divorce. Three years later, Reagan married Nancy Davis.
Most recently, Jane Fonda, award-winning actress, exercise guru and political activist, owned the house with her current significant other, music producer Richard Perry. A busy entrepreneur, author and long term activist for women’s rights, Jane’s still going strong and doesn’t miss a beat even with her 75th birthday coming up this December. The couple put the house on the market in June of this year for $12,750,00. They lowered the price to $10,000,000 in July, went under contract in August and closed the end of September for $8,500,000.
At 5,935 square feet, the house is in a very private location at the end of a long drive and has 340-degree views over the city, Pacific and mountains. It contains 5 bedrooms, 7 baths with indoor and outdoor spas and pool overlooking the view with many of the rooms done in warm wood paneling.
Fonda just sold her home for $8.5 million that was built in 1942 for Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman.