Zoned for equestrian use, the spread includes a ranch-style main house, a caretaker home, a tennis court, a cabana, a putting green, a swimming pool, a grotto-style spa and miles of trails.
The single-story main home, built in 1966, has mountain and ocean views. Its 2,313 square feet of living space contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms and maid’s quarters.
Nicholson, 74, won Oscars for his roles in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “Terms of Endearment” (1983) and “As Good as It Gets” (1997).
His career also has included playing lawyer George Hanson in “Easy Rider” (1969), maniacal villain Jack Torrance in “The Shining,” (1980) and the Joker and his alter ego Jack Napier in “Batman” (1989).
Public records indicate he bought the retreat in 1977 and owns several properties in Southern California, including an estate in Beverly Hills.
Not in Kansas Anymore
A Malibu beach house owned by actress Judy Garland when she was married to film and stage director Vincente Minnelli has sold for $1,475,000.
The buyers are Mitchell and Stacy Leib. Mitchell Leib is president of music and soundtracks at Disney Studios.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, Cape Cod-style home of 1,300 square feet is on Las Tunas Beach. There are expansive decks overlooking the ocean, high ceilings and hardwood floors.
The living room and master bedroom have wood-burning fireplaces. The property also has a courtyard and direct beach access.
The grant deed shows that Judy Garland Minnelli purchased the then-newly built house in November 1947.
The Oscar-winning Garland, who died at 47 in 1969, is remembered for her role as Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).
She also starred in such musical hits as “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944) and “Easter Parade” (1948) and received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for her performance in “A Star is Born” (1954).
The Leibs plan to update the house, which was described as a fixer-upper by their agent.
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