Actress Jodie Foster is ready to part ways with her traditional estate located in Beverly Hills. She recently listed the property for a casual $15.9 million, according to Christie's International Real Estate. Although it's a steep price, listing agent David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland shouldn't have any trouble getting rid of the property.
Located on the coveted Lago Vista Drive, the secluded residence boasts five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. However, the exterior alone is enough to make you want to settle down in the idyllic abode. It features a private garden walkway leading up to the main entrance. Then, in the backyard, a large patio sits next to a luxe swimming pool, even more, gardens, and an impressive lawn. Of course, the home also offers sweeping views of both Downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean.
However, the interiors are just as intriguing. In the formal entry, a contemporary chandelier draws the eye upwards for a statement-making first impression that exaggerates the effect of the tall ceilings. The living room feels fresh and modern, while three sets of French doors open up the space directly onto the patio outside for the indoor/outdoor living experience that Southern California prescribes. A gourmet kitchen and dining room also face additional French doors, making the space perfect for entertaining and allowing guests to flow inside and outside with ease.
Ready to take the full tour? Keep scrolling for a look inside Foster's Beverly Hills home.
From the outside, Foster's home looks more like something found in a quaint countryside than in the ritzy neighborhood of Beverly Hills. There's plenty of lush greenery, from the perfectly manicured lawn and hedges to the tall trees and potted plants that line the path leading up to the main entrance.
The front entryway does not disappoint. When you walk inside, you're instantly greeted with a striking light fixture that hangs from the impressive ceiling. It creates a modern look that is consistent throughout the home. There's also a decorative yet functional console table situated up against the staircase to hold a few objects and likely store daily items like keys. A textured rug invites you in further to explore the rest of the abode.
The main living area strikes the perfect balance of modern and traditional. Although it's a rather open space, two couches face one another to create a perimeter for the formal living room while additional seating is found in the other corner of the room. Although the décor in this space is noteworthy, it's really the expansive French doors that deserve your attention. In between long curtains, the doors lead straight out into the backyard and onto the patio. You can see the swimming pool and lush greenery that lies ahead, inviting the outside in and blurring the lines between the two spaces.
While the living room is entirely bright and airy, the kitchen and dining space are a bit moodier. This is because of the dark hardwood floors and the deeper shade of green found on the kitchen cabinets. The white exposed beams on the ceiling contribute to the traditional, countryside vibe of the home while even more French doors let in natural light. They also provide a seamless transition for moving back and forth between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Upstairs, you'll find this expansive bedroom with a direct view outside of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The bed is placed against the wall, offering an unobstructed view of the sea. Imagine waking up each morning and being able to see the ocean from your own bed. Aside from the view, the rest of the space is quite simple in its design. It features the same chocolate-colored hardwood floors found in the kitchen which stand in contrast to a lighter shade of beige on the walls.
As if a bedroom view of the ocean wasn't enough, the Beverly Hills home also includes a balcony with sweeping views of the natural landscape that surround the property. This is a prime spot for enjoying a sundowner after dinner and watching the sunset in the distance.
Finally, the backyard cannot go unnoticed. It features plenty of patio space for fit for dinners served outside in the warmer months and entertaining in Los Angeles's mild climate all year round. There's also a swimming pool, lush gardens, and an expansive yard on the side of the house. It's the kind of outdoor space that induces daydreams about sitting poolside in a swimsuit with a cocktail in hand.