Alfred Molina ($2.95 Million) West Hollywood Home
Alfred Molina is an English film actor, a Broadway star and a versatile voice artist who starred as the comic book villain Dr. Otto Octavius in the movie hit Spider-Man 2 alongside Tobey Maguire in 2004. He also played the main antagonist Bishop Manuel Aringarosa in the sensational movie The Da Vinci Code with Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou in 2006. Alfred is married to actress Jill Gascoine, and they have been together for more than three decades.
But Alfred isn't just a Hollywood actor, the man behind the film Raiders of the Lost Ark also has serious real estate skills. The legendary actor decided to leave his five-bedroom and five-bath luxurious residence in Sunset Square, West Hollywood, CA. His West Hollywood mansion is set to make him over two million dollars richer as he listed the elegant traditional home for $2.95 million, which he purchased in 1995 for only $565,000. He recently moved to a $2.75 million worth suburban home in La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, CA.
The elegance of Alfred's West Hollywood Home
The peach-painted two-story estate is strategically located on a tree-lined street in Sunset Boulevard, sitting behind the waist-high wall fences and vast landscape. Traditional yet stylish, the 4,420-square-foot estate features a welcoming courtyard surrounded with beautiful trees and seasonal plants. The front view of the mansion also features an impressive landscaping design, filled with lush trees and relaxing greeneries. The home exterior includes a spacious patio where you can sit and relax under the clear blue skies of West Hollywood.
Another view from the patio will provide you an awesome overlooking view of the outdoor settings of Alfred's former exclusive mansion. A two-car garage offers additional living spaces and storage rooms on top of a studio-type apartment on the upper floor, which seems perfect for guest accommodations and private time. The garage at the backyard features a brick driveway and is fully protected with security systems and automatic home devices. The patio is enclosed with different varieties of plants and natural stone tiles cover the floor.
When you proceed to the backyard, you can find different green plants and grown-up trees, giving the area a cooler atmosphere. The cozy outdoor place, which is filled with stunning landscape elements, can be directly seen from the terrace patio. In addition, an outdoor kitchen and dining area provide more livable spaces where you can host some social gatherings and family reunions. Back in the front walkway, visitors will be greeted with beautiful garden plants on either side, leading them to a classic living room with glossy oak floorboards.
What's inside the ground floor?
When you step inside, you will see the formal living room with white walls and an exquisite fireplace in natural black marble tiles. Installing granite tiles for the fireplace is also a good suggestion since the natural stone is made resistant to heat and rapid temperature changes happening around the living room. The lower ground fireplace is connected to a Renaissance-inspired library, decorated with long bookshelves, ornamental wall decors, and chandelier lighting. You can also find a spacious den, which could be used as another bedroom or as an alternative place for family entertainment.
There is a well-lit sun room next to the family den with excellent tile design where everyone can relax comfortably. The formal dining room offers an accented stained glass built-in cabinets leading to an island snack bar.
The ground level features an L-shaped Italian-style kitchen with hardwood flooring and accented brick walls. The kitchen features high-grade commercial appliances, mossy green stone countertop, industrial lighting fixtures, and an open breakfast table. Granite backsplashes and multiple wall cabinetries in walnut finish complete the kitchen interior, which is spacious enough to prepare and cook family meals with ease. That intimate place leads to a formal dining room, decorated with white walls, contemporary-style furnitures, stone flooring, and stained glass windows.
The hallway is painted white, which also features several French doors and windows, providing access from one room to another. A French doorway from the den will lead you out to the home backyard. At the same time, there is a laundry room that features several built-in desks and shelving units plus an extra doorway leading to outdoor spaces.
Discovering the upper floor level
An elegant sun-filled staircase will lead you to the next floor, where you can find three bedrooms, two spacious bathrooms and a couple of comfortable walk-in closets. The master suite showcases a wide balcony overlooking the natural surroundings below, a walk-in closet and a luxurious bathroom covered with granite tiles. In the bathroom, you can find a modern hot tub and a shower room. The walk-in closet is located next to the bathroom, where built-in closets and cabinetry are in walnut finish and lighted with clear ceiling lights.
All three bedrooms are equipped with French windows and doorways while walls are painted in white. The other two family bedrooms share the same terrace, overlooking the exterior landscape and main driveway. They are decorated with classic wall lighting fixtures, detailed ceilings, wood-theme flooring, and contemporary-style furniture.
What you can see inside the bathroom are enclosed glass shower, alcove bathtub, natural stone countertop, wall cabinetry, and hardwood floors. Every walk-in closet features a make-up desk, closets with wood cabinetry, ample windows, and granite tile flooring.
The $2.95 million worth estate comes with a separate guest house within the property, just next to the garage. The guest house features a well-ventilated home office which could be used as an art studio or music room. A private suite is situated at the upper floor, completed with basic amenities like built-in closets, a small kitchen, a full bath and French door leading to the open terrace.
Long-time married couple Alfred and Jill are now living peacefully at their high-end residence in La Cañada Flintridge. Their recent Mellenthin-style birdhouse ranch estate is measuring approximately 2,800 square feet and features three bedrooms, three baths, and a red-brick fireplace. It also includes a separate guest house which has one bedroom, a living area, and a private bath. Like their previous home in West Hollywood, their suburban home doesn't have a swimming pool, but it features a vast courtyard filled with fascinating shrubs and fruit-bearing trees, overlooking the stunning views of Verdugo Mountains.
Alfred's former home in West Hollywood remarkably demonstrates the cozy lifestyle that every celebrity in California enjoys.
- Dale Basilla