Anna Nicole Smith’s Studio City Home for Sale
Like the late Anna Nicole Smith, one of her homes has been surrounded by its share of controversy.
According to Radar Online, Smith purchased the home under her given name Vickie Lynn Marshall in April 2005 for $1,335,000. Smith started her career as a Playmate model, moving to a stint as the model for Guess Jeans, as well as taking a few roles in movies and a job as a weight-loss spokesperson. In 2001, she starred in her reality TV show “The Anna Nicole Show.” Shortly before her death in 2007, Smith was embroiled in a paternity battle of her new daughter Dannielynn.
Upon Smith’s death, her daughter and natural father, Larry Birkhead, moved into the home after Birkhead successfully won a paternity suit and gained custody in April 2007. Smith’s daughter, although a minor, is a beneficiary of Smith’s estate.
In April of this year, Howard K. Stern, the one-time love of Smith and executor of her will, gained the court’s permission to transfer the home under his name.
A nod to Smith remains in the home: a giant painting of the late model hangs in the entryway. One of the rooms is still decorated for a girl, presumably Smith’s daughter Dannielynn.
The 4,700-square-foot home has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Built in 2001, the home sits on a hillside lot with panoramic views of the canyon and Los Angeles’ city lights. The home features a two-story entry way, hardwood floors and ceramic tiles throughout, dual fireplaces in the living room and an expansive deck with pool and spa outside.
Based on a 30-year fixed mortgage at a rate of 4.4 percent and assuming a 10 percent down payment, the monthly mortgage payment for this home is $8,655 per month, as quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.
The listing is held by Teri Pacitto of Aviara Real Estate.