Nestled on a 188 foot high bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean, this premier Mediterranean Villa possesses the most dramatic 180 degree ocean views anywhere in Los Angeles. Known as the "Laughton Estate", this Huntington Palisades home once owned by Charles Laughton (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Elsa Lancester (Bride of Frankenstein) possesses a rich Hollywood history. In the 1940s Marilyn Monroe and Shelly Winters studied acting at the estate. While visiting, Bertolt Brecht (famous German Playwright) wrote the English translation of his seminal work "Galileo" and a poem about the estate's beauty. Recently the home has been featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, People, Californication and as well as the movie Because I Said So.
A majority of the rooms open up to the water with the exception of the secluded theater room. The newly remodeled gourmet kitchen contains Sub Zero and Viking appliances complemented by Calacata marble slab countertops. Enjoy a nightcap on the 4,300 square foot patio as you watch the sun dissolve into the water. No sign on property. Do not disturb occupants.