Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel Air Mansion Listed for $15M
Built in 1955, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Bel Air home has a hazy celebrity history.
Gabor and her husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, have told the press that she purchased the home in the 1970s from Howard Hughes and that Elvis Presley also was a resident.
Barbara Yobs, a California area mortgage banker disputed Gabor’s claim in an LA Weekly weekly story, stating that the blonde starlet purchased the home from her grandparents in the 1970s.
Hughes did live in at the Bel Air home, but only leased the home during the 1960s.
The reclusive billionaire “wore a hole in a hallway carpet because of his pacing,” Yobs told the Weekly.
As for Elvis, Yobs said the crooner never lived there.
Zsa Zsa Gabor’s home has been rumored to be for sale for months. In January, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt gave a tour to the LA Times, noting that he was forced to sell the home to pay for Gabor’s increasing medical bills.
“I just want to settle my wife’s debts and keep her comfortable,” von Anhalt said.
Gabor has been hospitalized on and off the past several years due to mucus in her lungs, liver problems and sporadic fevers. Her leg was amputated in January after an infection from an earlier hip replacement surgery.
Although von Anhalt announced the price of the home to be $28 million previously, the home was recently listed on the Bel Air real estate market for $15 million.
Situated on Bel Air road in a gated community, the 4-bedroom, 5-bath home includes 6,393 square feet of living space decorated in a French-regency style and filled with French antiques.
The property features views of downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean, and two toilets were placed into the mature foliage, set there to “to taunt a former neighbor,” von Anhalt told the L.A. Times.
Although the home has some over-the-top features, Gabor and von Anhalt haven’t been able to afford to update it.
“This home is waiting for you to remodel it,” the property listing claims.