Stars part with mar­i­tal home

Los Angeles Times - - HOT PROPERTY - Ac­tors Me­lanie Grif­fith and An­to­nio Ban­deras have sold their mar­i­tal homein Han­cock Park for $15.947 mil­lion. Known as the Isi­dor Eis­ner Es­tate for its first owner, the1925 man­sion was de­signed by Hoover Dam ar­chi­tect Gor­don B. Kaufmann.

Grif­fith and Ban­deras com­bined two prop­er­ties to cre­ate the1.5-acre site.

The Ital­ian Re­vival-style home draws the eye up with its hand-sten­ciled cof­fered ceil­ings, vaulted beams and wood-pan­eled ceil­ings. Grand spa­ces that hear­ken back to the days of gra­cious liv­ing in­clude the two-story ban­quet hall. There’s also a two-story kitchen.

A pan­eled li­brary, a record­ing stu­dio, a gym, an el­e­va­tor, four fire­places, 13 bed­rooms and 11 bath­rooms are also within the15,110 square feet of liv­ing space on three sto­ries. Mul­ti­ple bal­conies bring in views of the gar­dens.

As­tone drive­way, ex­pan­sive lawns, rose and veg­etable gar­den and a courty ard swimming pool com­plete the grounds.

Grif­fith, 57, ap­pears in the 2015 films “Out of Days” and “Fac­ing the Wind” as well as the TV movie “Nerd Herd.” She starred in “Crazy in Alabama” (1999), “Lolita” (1997) and “Work­ing Girl” (1988).

Ban­deras, 54, is known for such films as “Des­per­ado” (1995) and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” (2003). He will star in sev­eral films this year in­clud­ing “Al­tamira” and “The 33.” His re­cent sci-fi film “Au­tom­ata” costarred Grif­fith.

The ac­tors bought the main prop­erty for $4.2 mil­lion in1999, public records show, and in 2000 spent $1.3 mil­lion for an ad­ja­cent lot. Grif­fith filed for a di­vorce last year.

Brett Lawyer of Hil­ton & Hy­land, an af­fil­i­ate of Christie’s In­ter­na­tional Real Es­tate, was the list­ing agent. Jonah Wil­son, also with Hil­ton& Hy­land, rep­re­sented the buyer.

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