Cliff May Pacific Palisades Home, Estate of the Day
Today's home, a Cliff May designed beauty in Southern California's Pacific Palisades community is built for a big family. The LA Times Hot Property column reports that the home, which was built in 1937 has been the home of screenwriter, film director and bestselling novelist Nicholas Meyer and his family for the last 15 years. The two-story home is on more than three quarters of an acre and has seen plenty of weddings, parties and other events. Meyer wrote a few Sherlock Holmes novels as well as writing and directing several "Star Trek" movies and the 1983 TV film "The Day After," scaring millions with the prospect of nuclear war.
The six-bedroom home is centered by a tree-covered courtyard with a dining loggia and fountain.The property also has a solar-heated pool, Jacuzzi, a cabana with outdoor cooking area and changing rooms, a vegetable garden, greenhouse and volleyball area. Inside, the home has wood floors, beamed ceilings, graceful archways and brick fireplaces. The home is a reader's delight with plenty of full shelves in many rooms and in the Hot Property column Meyer says that the big public rooms, the dining room, den, living room and library, all offer plenty of places to curl up and read. The home didn't have a kitchen when Meyer bought it so they built an oversized kitchen with views over the patio. It also has a fireproof roof, solar hot water and pool heating and low-flow toliets. Meyer bought the home in 1995 for $1.841 million and it is now listed at $7.3 million with Sandra Miller of Engel & Volkers, Santa Monica.
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