Tyra Banks has officially put the sale of her Beverly Hills home to bed. The 1920s Spanish Colonial mansion once owned by actress Marion Davies changed hands on Thursday for $6.33 million, or about $170,000 shy of Banks’ most recent asking price.
That’s a nice return on investment for the model and television personality, even with the estimated $2 million she put into renovating and restoring the home. Records show Banks bought the property more than a decade ago for $3.085 million.
Sitting on a quarter-acre of grounds, the estate is entered through a gated courtyard with a fountain decorated in hand-crafted tiles. A rustic clay-tile roof and pronounced rotunda entry lend a distinctive look to the exterior.
The 5,740 square feet of living space is dotted with preserved and architectural elements. Vintage French doors and hardware, clerestory windows and colorful tile risers are among the interior touches. Travertine stone and maple-plank wood line the floors.
A remodeled kitchen, library, gym, sun room and formal dining room are among the common areas. A great room topped with rustic beams takes in a view of the grounds. The master suite, one of four bedrooms and six bathrooms, boasts a model-worthy walk-in closet and a safe room.
Outdoors, the fenced and hedged setting includes a swimming pool and a pavilion with a fire pit. An al fresco kitchen/dining area, one of Banks’ additions to the home, has seating for 12.
There’s also a three-car garage.
Banks, 42, is a former Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl and Victoria's Secret model. She hosted “The Tyra Banks Show” from 2008 to 2010 and has been an executive producer and judge on the reality series "America's Next Top Model" since 2003.
She owns other real estate in New York and Los Angeles County.
Heidi Lake of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Richard Maslan of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, repped the buyer.
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