By Lauren Beale
(MCT)—Zsa Zsa Gabor’s longtime Bel-Air estate has sold for $11 million in a court-approved deal that will enable the ailing actress to remain in the home for three years.
The French Regency-style mansion, used as the setting of the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra,” sits on a one-acre-plus gated promontory with views of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Catalina Island and the ocean.
The 28-room home, built in 1955, has a formal sitting room with an antique French fireplace, an oversized dining room with city views, a butler’s pantry off the kitchen, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 8,878 square feet of living space.
Former residents include Howard Hughes and Elvis Presley. Gabor bought the house in 1973 for $280,000.
Her scores of TV and film appearances include a starring role in “Moulin Rouge” (1952) and guest appearances on “The Hollywood Squares” in the 1960s and ’70s and “The New Hollywood Squares” in the ’80s.
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