A home can serve as a blank canvas for each new owner, but sometimes memories seem trapped in its walls indefinitely. Take, for example, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former Pacific Palisades home.
He and wife Maria Shriver lived in the house from 1986 to 2003, according to the Los Angeles Times. In 2011, when the property re-hit the market, Schwarzenegger’s name came up — but not just for being a former celebrity owner. The politician’s affair with his housekeeper, who worked in the home for 20 years, had surfaced.
Perhaps now the story can be put to rest, as the house just sold for $12.9 million.
Designed in a Mediterranean style typical of homes in the area, the 10,000-square-foot villa is located at the end of a long gated driveway. It was built in 1982 but has been remodeled since, with a total of 9 bedrooms, 9.5 baths, a large pool, cabana and championship-size tennis court. The grounds, spanning 2.48 acres, include expansive lawns, gardens and a duck pond. The property also provides direct access to Will Rogers State Historic Park horse trails and polo fields.
In 2002, Schwarzenegger and Shriver purchased another Brentwood home, which they still own today. According to the NY Daily News, the couple are not in a rush to finalize their divorce, despite their public breakup after news broke that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with the housekeeper.
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