Cover girl Cheryl Tiegs’ Bel-Air home, which came on the market this week at $15 million, has graced more than a few magazine covers itself.
The Balinese-inspired pavilion was created when Tiegs partnered with then-unknown designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. The resulting resortlike estate launched his career and opened the door to celebrity clients including Christina Aguilera, Elton John and Cher.
To borrow the catchphrase from Tiegs’ Olympus camera commercials of the late 1970s and ’80s, the place “can’t take a bad picture.”
Set on 1.43 acres of landscaped grounds with a swimming pool, a guesthouse, pathways and fountains, the one-story house has an open plan, vaulted beamed ceilings and an abundance of windows that take in panoramic city views. A long driveway opens to a large motor court.
A wine cellar, an eat-in kitchen, five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms are within the 4,770 square feet of living space. The master suite has a seating area, a two-way fireplace and an oversized spalike bathroom. There also are fireplaces in the living and dining rooms.
Tiegs, 67, has appeared on the covers of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Time and Vogue magazines, among others.
The supermodel bought the property and its original 1951 home in 1996 for $2.49 million. She had listed the property two years ago for $12 million.
Joseph Babajian of Rodeo Realty is the listing agent.