Even Hollywood megastars have trouble shifting their property sometimes... including Die Hard star Bruce Willis who's been forced to drop the asking price on his hacienda-style LA pad for a second time
He’s better known as the devil-may-care action hero who generally gets the baddie and the girl, but when it comes to shifting his house, at least, Bruce Willis is just like the rest of us.
The affable Hollywood megastar originally put his palatial Los Angeles home (or make that ONE of his palatial Los Angeles homes) on the market for £13.2 million ($22 million) in May 2013, but was forced to reduce it to £12 million ($20 million) a mere three months later.
And now – quicker than you can say ‘Zed’s dead baby. Zed’s dead’, well kind of – poor old Brucey has been forced to slash the asking price yet again – to a paltry £10.8 million ($18 million). Quelle horreur!
No wonder the Die Hard star allegedly turned his nose up at a £4 million
pay cheque for four days’ work on the latest Expendables film – he’ll be
needing a bit more than that to cover the ever-decreasing asking price of
his house. Or perhaps it was just the questionable script…
Bruce, who has three children with ex-wife Demi Moore and another with wife Emma Heming, bought the hacienda-style property back in 2004 and immediately set about making substantial improvements.
Jeff Hyland of selling agents Hilton & Hyland told the Daily Telegraph: ‘Mr Willis bought the house for $9 million (£5.4 million), but has carried out major renovations. He is selling because he no longer needs such a large house.’
The 10,000 sq ft hacienda-style property was built in 1928 and features 11 en-suite bedrooms, a tennis court, swimming pool, library and, of course, a luxury screening room. The decor is also described by the agents as ‘eclectic’ as it seems that Bruce took care to put his personal stamp on the furnishings.
Located in the exclusive Benedict Canyon enclave of LA, close to the famous Mulholland Drive, the neighbourhood has been home to an impressive array of celebrities, including Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Lucille Ball.
These days, however, you’re more likely to bump into Bruce Springsteen and David Beckham (not that anyone ever walks in LA).
‘This area has some of the most expansive and exquisite homes in Los Angeles,’ said Jeff Hyland. ‘Legendary architectural properties play an integral role in the value of the neighbourhood and high demand and exclusivity make it one of the most expensive housing markets in America. Quite simply, purchasing a home in this community is a great investment.’
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And he has a point: even though Bruce has dropped the asking price twice on his luxury home, he still looks set to make double what he paid for it. And it’s still small fry for the actor who is thought to have much of his estimated £90 million fortune tied up in property.
Still, not a bad day at the office…
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