The Beverly Hills, CA, compound owned by the late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will go up for sale later this year, with an expected asking price of $18 million, Mansion Global reports.
Fisher and her mother, Reynolds, lived next door to each other for more than a decade, on a 3.5-acre property separated by a private road. Their family members are auctioning off the property, and more than 1,500 lots of Hollywood memorabilia. The memorabilia auction will be held in late September, three months before Fisher’s final film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is set to be released.
The property’s listing agent, Williams & Williams, referred reporters to a PR agency, which declined to comment beyond a press release.
Satellite view of the compound. Google Maps
Fisher picked up a Spanish-style mansion on Coldwater Canyon Drive in 1993 for $13.75 million, Mansion Global reports. In 2000, Reynolds bought the house next door for about $1 million.
Fisher’s 4,200-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath home was built in 1919 and has its own Hollywood pedigree.
“King Kong” actor Robert Amstrong built the house, which was home to Bette Davis before Armstrong sold it to legendary costume designer Edith Head in 1933. Fun fact: Head was the inspiration for the character Edna Mode in Pixar’s “The Incredibles.”
In 2004 Architectural Digest described Fisher’s home as a “hip museum of a house, an ode to the obsessive joy of collecting.” Fisher showed Architectural Digest, room by room, the one-of-a-kind artwork, furniture, and decorations. Many of those pieces will go on the auction block.
Fisher hosted a who’s who of Hollywood elite at her home. At one point, singer James Blunt lived in Fisher’s guesthouse and recorded a song in one of her bathrooms.
Fisher died in late December, a few days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles. Reynolds, who starred in “Singin’ in the Rain” and other 1950s-era musicals, died one day later from a stroke.
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