Danny Elfman and Bridget Fonda sell Hancock Park haunt for $8.75 million

One down, one to go. A few months after listing their back-to-back homes in Hancock Park, Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman and his wife, actress Bridget Fonda, have sold the larger of the two for $8.75 million.

The couple offered the two properties up as a package deal for $14.6 million in October, and the smaller home, which Elfman and Fonda used as a guesthouse, is still up for grabs at $4.888 million.

The one they just sold is a century old. Elfman, a frequent Tim Burton collaborator whose credits include “Batman,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” bought the place two decades ago.

It sits on three-quarters of an acre in Fremont Place, a gated community filled with historic homes and architecturally dramatic mansions. This one spans two stories with colorful, custom spaces across 8,346 square feet.

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Concrete columns frame the wooden front door, and inside, a two-story entry with arched doorways and beamed ceilings is overlooked by a series of interior balconies. The most expansive space comes in the grand ballroom, which features massive murals and doubles as a movie theater.

There’s also a two-story living room with a stone fireplace, a lavish dining room under gold ceilings, a mint-green family room full of French windows and doors, a breakfast nook with checkered tile floors and a recording studio lined with velvet drapes.

Six bedrooms and eight bathrooms complete the floor plan, including a custom blue guest suite and primary suite with a spa bathroom. A sun room and a series of second-story terraces overlook a leafy courtyard with a fountain, and the grounds also hold a gym, loggia, dining patio, swimming pool and spa.

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Elfman, 67, has won a Grammy, two Emmys and received four Oscar nominations. After forming the new wave band Oingo Boingo, he moved on to film as a composer, and his credits include “Spider-Man,” “Good Will Hunting” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Fonda, 56, received a Golden Globe nomination for the 1989 film “Scandal” and hit her acting stride in the ‘90s, starring in “The Godfather Part III,” “Single White Female,” “Point of No Return” and “Jackie Brown.”

Branden and Rayni Williams of the Beverly Hills Estates held the listing. Jill Galloway of Compass represented the buyer.

Source: latimes.com

Bridget Fonda and Danny Elfman’s Terrific Time Capsule Awaits a Buyer

A classic Los Angeles home built in the early 1900s and renovated in 1969 awaits its next chapter. Owned by the actress Bridget Fonda and her husband, the composer Danny Elfman, it’s a vintage decor dream.

“It is sort of like a time capsule from that era. It is an original 1969 kitchen, with the Formica countertops and the yellow that you can see in the cabinetry, the lower countertop bar with the stools that pull up to it,” explains the listing agent, Rayni Williams. “It has a TV that comes down from the ceiling with just a flip of a light switch—which was very cutting-edge for 1969.”

The home at 75 Fremont Place is large, at 4,238 square feet, and is on the market for $4,888,000. It’s in the gated community of Fremont Place—a small and exclusive enclave in the city’s Hancock Park neighborhood.

It sits next door to what used to be Fonda and Elfman’s longtime residence. They purchased this place a few years ago to serve as a guesthouse.

“When 75 [Fremont] came on the market, Bridget Fonda, who’s an amazing artist, happened to be walking in the neighborhood and she saw that it was for sale. She realized that it was a contiguous lot to hers. She went into the open house and completely fell in love with it,” Williams explains, adding that the home had been on the market for only a short time.

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That was in 2015. After swooning over the 1960s charms within, Fonda bought and rehabbed the whole house, keeping the midcentury modern style and vibe.

“She set-dressed it, so to speak, from the midcentury era, to within an inch of its life. I mean, it looks like you’re walking into the set of ‘Casino.’ It is just extraordinary,” Williams says.

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Fonda tore down the wall between the two homes and treated the two properties as one entity, adding some amenities to the 75 Fremont property and removing others.

“There’s a wellness center with a dry sauna and a wet steam [room]. There’s an outdoor shower. And then she filled in the pool, because she had the pool at 114 [Fremont],” Williams explains, adding that Fonda had originally planned to sell both properties together.

The strategy changed when the couple sold the home at 114 Fremont in December for $8.75 million.

“The wall is going back up as we speak,” Williams says.

There’s also a one-bedroom guest apartment above the wellness center area.

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The house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The period furniture is not included in the list price, but could be negotiated into a sale.

“Every bedroom is a different color and offers sort of a different journey through this period of time,” Williams explains. “In one of the upstairs rooms, you can see the emerald green room that has the leopard carpet. That is a fabulous and really big bedroom with a massive walk-in closet and a massive bathroom that she made into a really beautiful office.”

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A sunken bar is the centerpiece of the main living area, which also includes a family room, den, and dining space. A stone fireplace completes the midcentury look.

Williams says the buyer is likely to be either be a celebrity who wants the privacy and security of living behind the gates in this exclusive neighborhood, or perhaps a family looking to get into the area.

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As for keeping the decor and style intact, Williams says that remains to be to seen and that the buyers, appreciating the advantage of living in this gated community, might choose to remodel.

“I’ve actually had a bunch of showings, and maybe a buyer won’t live with it as period as it is,” she says. “They might put the pool back in, and they might refurnish it into more of a typical modern-day family home. It is easy to make it back to that.”

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Williams says she’s in love with the home just the way it is.

“I literally laid on the floor and said, ‘I have to have this house,’” she says with a laugh. “I sell special homes—and I’ve never seen a house like this in my career. It’s just perfection for what it is.”

Source: realtor.com