DIANE’S A DOER-UP­PER

Ruislip & Eastcote & Northwood Gazette - - Property Talk - More in­for­ma­tion from TopTenRealEs­tateDeals.com

D iane Keaton’s ca­reer has been as var­ied on screen as it has been off. As well as star­ring in many Woody Allen films and a clutch of Hol­ly­wood block­busters, the highly pri­vate ac­tress has also had re­la­tion­ships with sev­eral co-stars in­clud­ing Allen but also Al Pa­cino and War­ren Beatty.

These days the 71-year-old is also a blog­ger for the Huff­in­g­ton Post, wine maker, and prop­erty de­vel­oper.

The mil­lions she’s earned from films such as First Wives Club, An­nie Hall and Fa­ther of the Bride has been spent in part do­ing up and then sell­ing on lux­ury homes in Los An­ge­les.

But it’s not just for profit – Diane says she also does it to help pre­serve the city’s ar­chi­tec­ture and she works on projects with a preser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion.

She is not the only Hol­ly­wood star to re­fur­bish homes as a side-line; oth­ers in­clude Ellen DeGeneres, Jen­nifer Anis­ton and Meg Ryan. One of Diane’s early restora­tion projects is for sale. It’s a La­guna Beach house with views over the Pa­cific which was built in 1928 for a fruit mag­nate.

The prop­erty is in what Amer­i­cans call the Mediter­ranean Re­vival style fea­tur­ing stucco, dec­o­ra­tive Spanish tiles, wood beams, carved doors, iron­work and ter­races sur­rounded by lush plant­ings.

Diane bought the beach house in 2004 for $7.5m and spent two years do­ing it up, sell­ing it in 2006 for $12.75m. It’s now on the market for $15.98m.

Photo: Robert Hansen Pho­tog­ra­phy

The La­guna Beach prop­erty which was once ren­o­vated by Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.