Two-time Oscar winner and actress extraordinaire, Jane Fonda, is one of those rare versatile people who thrives and excels in all situations whether it be in the diverse homes she chooses or the roles she plays in film or in her personal life. From Vogue cover model, dance teacher, acclaimed Hollywood and Broadway actress and war protester to selling over 17 million exercise videos at age 79, Fonda shows no signs of slowing down. Jane has continued to make films and is currently co-starring with Lily Tomlin in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie.”
Jane has owned and lived in many beautiful homes over the years from her New Mexico ranch where she lived in jeans and cowboy boots to her sleek and sophisticated Beverly Hills home in the Trousdale Estates which she has recently put on the market at $12.995 million.
Purchased in 2012 with long-time partner Richard Perry from TV director John Rich, Fonda said that she and Perry had looked at as many as 30 houses, but the moment she stepped onto this property, she knew it was the special one. In addition to the home’s open layout and connection with the outdoors and stunning views, Fonda, having always been highly eco-conscious, was impressed with the photovoltaic electric panels, solar-heated pool, thermal glass double-glazed UV windows and bamboo floors.
The 7,100-square-foot home’s glass walls and elevator and multiple covered and open terraces create indoor/outdoor living spaces to enjoy sweeping canyon and ocean views. Though very sophisticated in its contemporary design, the home is warm and inviting with multiple spaces for entertaining. The residence includes the main level with its dining and living rooms, butler’s pantry and bar, office, and large chef’s kitchen with adjoining family room that opens to a terrace. The first floor houses the media room with a full bar, cork floors and a gym opening out to a pool terrace. The master suite includes large walk-in closets and his-and-her baths with steam shower, soaking tub and heated floors. In addition to the outdoor viewing pavilion with fire pit, there is yet another special place – the meditation garden.
Listing agents are Jade Mills and Valerie Fitzgerald of Coldwell Banker Previews International.