Wolfgang Petersen in Santa Monica, Estate of the Day
German director Wolfgang Petersen first made a splash in the U.S. with the movie "Das Boot" about a World War II U-boat and its crew and since then his budgets have grown larger and larger including grand spectacles such as Poseidon and Troy. That's why his comparatively modest Santa Monica home is a bit of a mystery. Is it an investment property or a flip? Is his main residence elsewhere? I'm not certain but it's hard to imagine him in this pretty but bland six-bedroom home with no pool and no home theater. It was just completed and is in a state of utter brand spanking newness with fresh carpets, freshly laid and polished floors and walls in various shades of sunny yellow. It's got some nice features, the kitchen with a granite-topped center island, a Viking range and a wine refrigerator. There is an open house for the home today. It is listed at $3.95 million.
[via The LA Times Hot Properties]
Gallery: Wolfgang Petersen in Santa Monica