If you're yearning to see how the other half lives, take a gander at this 5-bedroom redwood mountain lodge that gives you two lots for the price of one. Listed at $10,500,000, the property belongs to Lili Zanuck, widow of the late Hollywood producer Richard D. Zanuck. While the adjacent 1.014-acre lot is undeveloped (guest quarters? Barn?), the house stands on .775 of an acre, and its charms include amenities shared by Sun Valley Lodge guests (pools, tennis, golf, and trap and skeet, among other things).
As any film industry exec will tell you, it's all about location, location, location. The property is the closest home (you win!) to the Hemingway Memorial Park, as well as the popular Trail Creek Cabin restaurant/event venue. Most important is the unobstructed view of Mt. Baldy, enabling you to see what kind of ski day is in store before you even get out of bed.
Inside the 7,571-square-foot living space, constructed with a forest's worth of oak and some 220 tons of river rock, there are 4 full baths, 2 half-baths, 4 fireplaces, a deck, patio, terrace, billiards room, staff quarters, a workshop and 991-square-foot garage with ski storage, and extras like an outdoor kitchen, dumbwaiter, and intercom system. The decor may be a bit uninspired and frumpy, but the association with fame: priceless.
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