It makes sense a creative film and TV producer such as Lisa Henson would live in a creative and colorful home.
Now there’s a chance for a new owner to catch the rainbow connection. Henson, president and CEO of the Jim Henson Co. (home of the Muppets) has put her classic Spanish Revival estate in Beverly Hills, CA, on the market for $17 million.
Described as “magical” in the listing, the property built in 1927 has retained many gorgeous original features. You’ll find thick plaster walls, a tiled roof, arched openings, wrought-iron balconies and window bars, stenciled and beamed ceilings, colorful Mediterranean tiles, and heavy carved-wood doors.
The mansion also has its fair share of stylish updates. State-of-the-art rooms include the chef’s kitchen, which features luxe appliances and a large island with seating for four or more.
Other more modern touches include a home gym and a home theater. For bookworms, the library is an interesting mix of both 21st century and traditional style.
It’s roomy enough for friends and family—the home measures 10,436 square feet and sits on a lush half-acre lot. The main residence has five bedrooms, including the master suite with a fireplace. A detached guesthouse has two rooms, which could be used as bedrooms or offices, perfect for an exec who brings work home.
The grounds, accessible via grand French doors from many rooms in the house, contain olive trees, beautiful Spanish fountains and ponds, and raised vegetable gardens.
There’s also a loggia, pool, and orchard on the property. The home’s numerous patios and balconies overlook it all.
Public records indicate that Henson, the daughter of entertainment pioneer Jim Henson, purchased the home in 2001 for $5.9 million. It’s apparent she’s done a fair amount of dazzling renovations on the estate.
Henson has produced multiple film and TV projects, including the TV series “Sid the Science Kid,” “No You Shut Up,” and “Jim Henson’s Creature Challenge.” Her big-screen efforts include “MirrorMask,” “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” and “The Happytime Murders” with Melissa McCarthy.
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