The Academy Award-winning actress-turned-media mogul and her husband Jim Toth quietly bent and snapped their way into the bucolic estate, which happens to be one of the most private properties on L.A.’s Westside, with 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms that cost $15.9 million.
That’s not an exaggeration. The house is tucked securely away in nature, lying deep within one of Brentwood’s best-known canyons, on a private road and behind a massive driveway gate that effectively shields the entire three-acre property from prying eyes.
Behind the gate, a winding driveway leads down to a formal circular motor court beside the English Country-style mansion, with its three-car attached garage. Built in 1993, the house is of “massive scale,” per the listing, and packs seven ensuite bedrooms into more than 9,500 square feet of rambling living space.
Public rooms include a fireplace-equipped living room, a wood-paneled library, formal dining room, and a more intimate breakfast room off the kitchen, where the marble countertops and abundant stainless appliances — four huge ovens, no less — are guaranteed to impress any chef.
Speaking of the grounds, most of the main floor rooms have banks of French doors that open to various parts of the gardens. The verdant and abundantly private yard is best described as park-like or heavenly.
Squint your eyes and the sprawling lawns and dozens of mature trees all appear to be touched by an angel, plus there’s a full-size saltwater swimming pool with spa, and an outdoor kitchen services the al fresco dining patios, some of them warmed by a large outdoor fireplace.