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Hot Property: Hilary Swank Hopes to Sell Her 9-Million-Dollar Baby

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By Lauren Beale

(MCT)—Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has put her Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $9.495 million.

Built in 1928, the 6,722-square-foot home has six fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 ½ bathrooms in three stories. Features of the ocean-view house include a step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 20, a theater, a cigar room/wine cellar, a gym and a separate office or maid’s quarters. The grounds of about a third of an acre include a swimming pool and terraced vegetable gardens.

Swank, 38, most recently completed “Mary & Martha,” which will air next year on HBO. She will star in and be a producer for next year’s “You’re Not You” through her 2S Films. Swank won Oscars for her work in “Million Dollar Baby” (2005) and “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999).

The actress bought the property in 2007 for $5.8 million, according to public records.

Celebrity Buyers Keep up a Tradition

A French Normandy-style house in Hollywood Hills West that has sold for $2.2 million has added another celebrity name to its pedigree.

The new owner is “Pretty Little Liars” actress Ashley Benson. Screenwriter-director Dan Harris was the seller.

Earlier owners of the property include Dave Stewart of Eurythmics and pop star Kylie Minogue.

The gated two-story home, built in 1938, features a wood-paneled library, a fireplace in the dining room, an updated kitchen with marble counters, coffered ceilings, three bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms and 3,085 square feet of living space. There is also a pool and a spa.

Benson, 22, has starred on “Pretty Little Liars” since 2010. The actress-model was on “Eastwick” (2009-10) and “Days of Our Lives” (2004-07).

Harris, 33, has been a screenwriter for such action-adventure films as “X2” (2003) and “Superman Returns” (2006). He also wrote and directed “Imaginary Heroes” (2004).

The property previously changed hands in 2005 for $2.075 million.

©2012 Los Angeles Times
Distributed by MCT Information Services

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