With its tennis court, custom Art Deco theater, and yoga pavilion, Jim Carrey’s luxurious estate is seriously swanky.
After almost three decades, the 61-year-old star is letting go of the 12,704-square-foot home he bought in 1994 for about $3.8 million.
The posh pad was built in 1951 in Brentwood, an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood. Its $28,900,000 list price makes it the community’s fifth-most-expensive residence for sale.
“This home provides a setting for those wishing to enjoy sophisticated entertaining or … plenty of room for children to play and explore in a magical setting,” said the listing agent. Janelle Friedmanof Sotheby’s International Realty–Santa Monica-Venice Brokerage.
A 280-foot, hedged frontage offers plenty of privacy. Five bedrooms, six full baths, and three half baths fill the mostly one-story ranch home, where only the movie theater and gym are on separate levels.
The sprawling home reportedly also serves as a showcase for some of the art Carrey has created over the years.
Magnificent movie theatre
The home’s custom movie theater is a real standout.
It’s “as striking as the famous movie palaces of Hollywood, featuring mohair-covered sofas, burl-wood columns and snack areas, and a lavish marble bath,” says Friedman of the theater, which was renovated during the star’s time in the house.
Costumes from some of the comedian’s films are displayed in glass cases, and the bar showcases more movie memorabilia.
It’s the perfect place to catch a Carrey classic. “The Truman Show,” anyone?
A retreat at home
The property’s resortlike aura emanates from its pool house, gazebo, waterfall-pool and spa, and a platform designed for practicing yoga and meditation.
A mature vegetable garden puts vine-ripped tomatoes within easy reach. And the owner’s suite serves up a serene scene, with its bay window, covered balcony, sitting area, and fireplace.
The wood-paneled, primary en suite bath also features a fireplace, plus leaded-glass windows and a soaking tub.
In fact, the bedrooms are all en suite, perfect for hosting overnight guests or for a family to spread out.
Despite being more than a half-century old, the home still feels current. It features brick and hardwood floors, lots of natural light, and five fireplaces.
This house is also poised for entertaining, thanks to a chef’s kitchen with plentiful cabinets and high-end appliances. There’s even an indoor barbecue area.
In several parts of the house, glass doors open onto a large courtyard. The property also includes a three-car garage and lush acreage.
“To have two verdant acres, strewn with mature trees; large, grassy areas; and meandering paths is a rare and prized commodity,” said Friedman.
She believes the area’s sterling reputation will attract an affluent buyer who values privacy.
“Brentwood is one of the top neighborhoods in Los Angeles,” Friedman notes. “It’s just far enough from the bustle of the city while still enjoying easy access everywhere, from downtown to the beach.”
Born in Canada, Carrey gained fame in the 1990s on the television sketch-comedy show, “In Living Color.”
The award-winning actor has starred in dozens of films, including “The Cable Guy,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Mask,” and “Man on the Moon.”