Inside the Over-the-Top Mansion on Disney's Last Property

Sarah Firshein
June 11, 2013


Los Angeles' Carolwood Estate—a 35,000-square-foot mansion on the 3.7-acre site of Walt Disney's last home—officially hit the market for $90M in October with nary an interior pic in sight, but today Forbes drops a photo tour, revealing just enough of the space to get a taste of the rather tasteful, it seems, aesthetic. Quick history refresher: the behemoth was built in 2001 by billionaire Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener—who bought the animator's old barn from the estate of his widow in 1998, promptly tore it down, and annexed the neighboring property—and sits on four acres in L.A.'s Holmby Hills. Or, as one Curbed LA commenter summarizes, "The modest family home [Disney] built was knocked down to build this ostentatious...thing...that, if anything, is the antithesis of Walt Disney's personal taste and idea of a 'home.'"