Where does your everyday movie super-hero go home to after spending the day tackling baddies? Is it some sort of fortified apartment with cleverly secreted armoury? Or could it be a Scottish castle protected by miles of moorland and with a precipitous approach? Or could it be a simple house hiding in plain sight? For Hollywood star, Bruce Willis, it has been none of those things.
Home for Willis is a charming hacienda-style house that is perhaps best described as a tennis court estate of almost an acre of prime Beverly Hills. Former owners include Michael Jackson and Lucille Ball. No doubt it is close to a number of other super-hero buddies.
Set behind a high wall and gate – that offer privacy as well as protection – this beautifully appointed home is particularly well equipped to a very high specification. The house provides over 10,000 sq ft of elegant living space including 5 bedrooms, his/her bathroom with large closets and two staff rooms. Of course there is a state-of-the-art screening room for watching the latest blockbuster or re-living derring-do in skyscrapers and airports overrun by terrorists.
Outside are lush and landscaped grounds, the tennis court and inner courtyard. Here then is the antidote to super-herodom. A place to relax and recharge. It’s not far from the studios or from friends in the business. But forgetting all that for a moment this is simply a lovely house. It is grounded. It is not over the top, glitzy or very show biz for that. It is a comfortable, elegant house that anyone would be delighted to call home.