The Beverly Hills home of the late actor Kirk Douglas has sold for $9.015 million, significantly higher than its asking price of $7.495 million, according to listing agent Rochelle Maize of Nourmand & Associates.
The buyer is Stephen Liu, an orthopedic surgeon who is founder and chairman of the therapeutic wearables company Forme, Dr. Liu said.
There are many L.A. homes who’ve been occupied by stars, but few have quite as much to show for it as the late Kirk Douglas’s Beverly Hills home. The property, which features a “walk of fame” with stones that bear signatures of stars ranging from Lucille Ball to Ronald Reagan, has just sold for $9.015 million according to the Wall Street Journal. Rochelle Atlas Maize of Nourmand & Associates holds the listing.
The 4,648 square foot space was listed just one month ago for $7.49 million, and reportedly racked up 31 offers, resulting in the $1.5 million extra tacked onto the listing price. “We typically get four to five offers at this price point,” the home’s listing agent Rochelle Maize told the Wall Street Journal. “Usually this type of activity is reserved for a $1 million property. It’s kind of unheard of.”
It’s easy to see why the traditional-style home would inspire such a reaction, though. Along with the ultra-unique walk of fame, the four bedroom, six bathroom property features hand-painted frescoes, folding french doors that elegantly separate the living spaces, and mature trees that add to the lot’s sense of privacy. A two story guest house sits at the back of the property and opens directly to the pool. Kirk and his wife Anne Douglas purchased the property in 1976 for $400,000 and lived there until their deaths in February 2020 and April 2021, respectively. AD toured the home in 1977, and Anne shared how she designed a light-filled retreat filled with art and highly personal details.