Elizabeth Taylor's long-time Bel-Air home just came on the market at $8.6 million. The iconic actress, who died at age 79 in March, bought the ranch-style home in 1981.
The 7,000-square-foot house sits on 1.27 acres behind a guard gate. A long driveway leads to the brick-lined motor court. The main floor living room features a wood-beam ceiling and
wood-burning fireplace and opens to a sitting room and dining room, all with direct access to the outdoor pool terrace.
There is a galley-style country kitchen, powder room, first-floor master suite and two family bedrooms with garden access. There are five bedrooms altogether, including the master suite.
A former screening room is now used as an office, and an adjoining powder room has a sauna and shower for the pool.
The property includes a pool and spa inlaid with iridescent mosaic tiles, terraced gardens, a sprawling lawn with flowerbeds, walking trails that lead to a secret bamboo "jungle" and to the upper rose gardens, plus a koi pond with a waterfall.
The property also has an arbor and hothouse for orchids.