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Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford’s Estate in Hollywood Hills, CA (Listed for $18.5 Million)


Helen Mirren is an iconic Hollywood actress with countless famous films under her belt in her successful career in acting. Her Hollywood Hills home with director husband Taylor Hackford for 30 years is now on the market priced at $18.5 million or for rent at $45,000 a month.

The 1911 estate stands on six acres of land with a main house measuring 10,200 square feet. The estate has a guest house, nine bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, large rooms, French doors, a paneled library, beautiful hardwood floors and large fireboxes in the fireplaces. The house also boasts of a cozy bar with bar stools, sofa and chairs and a pool with downtown views.

The listing of Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford’s Hollywood home is handled by Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury in Beverly Hills.

  • This is the grand foyer that has a tall ceiling, hardwood flooring that extends to the steps of the staircase and its handles and a console table on the side of a colorful area rug under the drum pendant light. Image courtesy of
  • The living room has beige walls and white ceiling that matches well with the two large white sofas across from a large fireplace brightened by the natural lighting coming from French doors. Image courtesy of
  • The two white sofas of the living room are flanking a couple of large wood-top coffee tables on a patterned gray and beige area rug that matches well with the walls and ceiling adorned with sconces and mirrors. Image courtesy of
  • The formal dining room has a large glass-top dining table surrounded by wingback beige cushioned chairs on a patterned area rug of the hardwood flooring with a view of an outdoor dining area outside the French doors. Image courtesy of
  • The bedroom has a large gray cushioned bed flanked by dark wooden bedside drawers and has a couple of gray arm chairs at the foot before the fireplace with a large white mantel. Image courtesy of
  • This is the large wood-paneled library that matches well with the hardwood flooring brightened by the natural lighting coming in from the French doors. These pair well with the piano, fireplace and sofa set. Image courtesy of
  • This is a view of the swimming pool area bordered with concrete blocks and low red brick walls adorned by rows of potted plants before the view of the city in the distance. Image courtesy of
  • This is a nighttime look at the views of the city from the vantage of the hillside house showcasing the bright lights and the silhouettes of tropical trees. Image courtesy of
  • This is an aerial view of the back of the house showcasing the large beige home, a set of terracotta steps leading to the pool and the surrounding lush landscape of tropical trees, shrubs, potted plants and outdoor lighting. Image courtesy of

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Now living most of the year in a secluded mountain home on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, where she recently had to chase off a black bear from her garden, Helen Mirren and her director husband Taylor Hackford feel that it’s time to either sell or rent their storied Hollywood Hills home of 30 years. Finding it a little hard to let go, they are offering it for sale at $18.5 million or for rent at $45,000 a month.

London-born Mirren has had a fabulous career, the only actor to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting in both the US and the UK with Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards. Her Academy Award win was for Best Actress in the film The Queen acting the part of Queen Elizabeth II. Taylor won his own Academy Award for the short film Teenage Father and has directed such favorites as An Officer and a Gentleman and Against All Odds. In 2003, Helen was appointed Dame by Queen Elizabeth for her acting career that dates back to age 20 when she starred as Cleopatra for a UK National Youth Theatre production. Helen became a U.S. citizen in 2017 and voted for the first time in the 2020 election.

Built in Hollywood’s earliest days in 1911 and located on over six acres, the 10,200-square-foot Mirren-Hackford estate includes a guest house and a total of nine bedrooms and eleven baths. A popular neighborhood with the Hollywood crowd, the home has had only four owners: Dustin Farnum, star of DeMille’s Squaw Man; Mark Hellinger, writer/producer whose short story became the Bogart/Cagney film The Roaring Twenties; Gail Patrick, executive producer of the popular 1950’s/60’s Perry Mason television series where the home was sometimes used as a film location for the show, and Mirren-Hackford.

The house has all the great features of its era, including large rooms, lots of French doors that open to the hilltop breeze, a paneled library, beautiful hardwood floors, and large fireboxes in the fireplaces. One special room is the cozy bar with bar stools and a comfortable sofa and chairs for more intimate entertaining.

The large formal rooms and outside living area with pool and downtown views cover entertaining for large groups and family get-togethers. The early California indoor/outdoor architecture makes the house warm, inviting, and relaxing for both family and friends. It’s this element and the home’s adaptability to different lifestyles that make the house a hard one for Mirren to let go of.

Hollywood Hills is awash with celebrity residents such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, and Halle Berry. It has been the neighborhood of choice since the beginning of filmdom due to its proximity to the studios and is known for its views and star-worthy gated homes nestled behind deep privacy foliage.

Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, Beverly Hills, holds the listing

Photo credit: Coldwell Banker


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