Best known for his tough-guy image, rugged good looks and memorable role in the 1977 hit film “Smokey and the Bandit,” actor Burt Reynolds apparently also had impeccable taste in modern mid-century architecture. Reynolds’ former Beverly Hills mansion is on the Los Angeles real estate market for $10.9 million, according to Steven Price, the author of “Over the Top, The Architectural History of Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills.”


Built in 1967, Burt Reynolds’ Beverly Hills residence is anything but rugged — the 20,580-sq ft home overlooking Los Angeles is nearly all glass, allowing for sweeping views of the entire city and Pacific Ocean from almost every room.

The home is completely private, set back from the road in the star-studded neighborhood of Trousdale Estates. The Estates have long been a celebrity hangout, and notable residents have included Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Eddie Murphy. Jennifer Aniston is even trying to sell her own Trousdale Estates home — as a pocket listing.

Last sold in 2008 for $5 million, Reynolds’ pad has been completely updated by celebrity designer Steve Hermann. As the go-to designer for A-List stars, Hermann’s work is simple, elegant, and undeniably luxurious. His former clients include Frankie Muniz, Courtney Cox and David Arquette, and Christina Aguilera.

Hermann’s touches throughout Reynolds’ former estate include several water features at the entrance of the home as well as modern faucets, light fixtures and furniture from Italian designer brands Boffi, Poliform, and Bticino.

According to the Beverly Hills real estate listing, the 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home includes a spacious home theater that seats up to thirty, as well as terrace pool overlooking L.A. and the Pacific Ocean. Other amenities include a large family room and living room with 12-foot-high ceilings.

Beverly Hills has been Burt Reynolds’ primary residence for several years, however the 1970s sex symbol also owns property in Florida overlooking Jupiter Island.

About the Author

Erika Riggs, the Zillow Digs manager, covers home design and trends.

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