Actor Gene Wilder has listed his longtime, ranch-style home in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air area for $2,750,000.
First off, props to our friends over at the Real Estalker for breaking the story yesterday about Wilder’s listing, which only went on the market on Thursday. Located at 10930 Chalon Road in Bel-Air, the three-bedroom, 2,756-square-foot house was built in 1951 and has four and a half baths, all on a 0.79-acre parcel, according to public records and listing information. As the Real Estalker noted, Wilder, 74, has owned the home since 1976, when public records show that he paid $314,000 for it. That year also was the year that Wilder starred in what easily is our favorite film of his—the cross-country rail caper “Silver Streak.” (We realize that the rest of you all probably would cite different films, including classics like “Blazing Saddles,” “Stir Crazy” or “Willy Wonka.”)
Features in the house, which sits above the Bel Air Golf Course and has what listing information calls “beautiful vistas,” include an open floor plan, a pool, a patio, a guest cottage and a grassy yard, according to listing information. The agent suggests that the home is an “extraordinary remodel opportunity” or that a buyer could “build your dream.” Open houses will take place on Sunday and on Tuesday.
Check out an online listing sheet for Wilder’s home—complete with photos—here.
It’s unclear where Wilder plans to move. His name also appears as at least a part-owner of a 1,388-square-foot condo unit in nearby Santa Monica, but it’s uncertain if Wilder would choose to move to that condo. Our guess is that he will figure out where he’s going to move once he unloads the Bel-Air home. As always, we will keep you posted.