Jim Carrey, an actor, is asking $28.9 million for the nearly 30-year-old Los Angeles residence.
Canadian-born Mr. Carrey purchased the ranch-style Brentwood house in 1994, right before the debut of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” his first big box office success. Uncertainty surrounded the price he paid.
In a statement, Mr. Carrey claimed that for “30 extremely creative and lucrative years,” the home had served as “a source of enchantment and inspiration” for him.
Every night the owls sang me to sleep, and every morning under a huge grandpa pine, I enjoyed my cup of coffee with the raptors and hummingbirds. According to listing agent Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty, the approximately 12,700-square-foot estate has a five-bedroom main house with a historic brick front and modern interiors. The property, which covers around 2 acres, features a tennis court, a waterfall pool, a jacuzzi, and a pool house with a sauna and steam room. It also has a gym. Also, she explained, there is a special platform for outdoor yoga and meditation.
There are traces of Mr. Carrey’s personality throughout the house. Costumes from Mr. Carrey’s movies are displayed in glass cases on the walls of a custom home cinema that has mohair-covered sofas, burl wood columns, and a snack area. These consist of a pair of blue overalls from “The Cable Guy” and the Grinch’s Santa Claus outfit. His “Batman Forever” Riddler costume, along with a few of his MTV Movie & TV Awards medals, are on display at a nearby bar area. Dramatic splashes of color, some of which are provided by Mr. Carrey’s own artwork—the actor is also a prolific painter who has achieved acclaim for his bright, graphic, and color-saturated pieces—break up the home’s neutral, modest look. “Ayla,” a sculpture by Mr. Carrey that features a bare-chested lady gazing through a frame, is located on the lawn.
The artwork and relics are not included in the house’s sale. The principal living area in the main home features pitched, beamed ceilings with skylights, and the living, dining, and family rooms each have a fireplace of their own. The house’s French doors all lead to a sizable courtyard terrace. The main bedroom suite features a covered balcony overlooking the grounds, its own sitting area, and a fireplace.
Mr. Carrey stated in a statement that he is selling the home since he no longer spends as much time there. He made reference to a well-known David Bowie song, “changes,” saying, “I want someone else to appreciate it like I have!”
Most people are familiar with Mr. Carrey from the movies “The Mask,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and “Liar ” He has more recently appeared in the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie series.
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