The longtime Bel-Air home of actress Elizabeth Taylor has come on the market at $8.6 million.
Owned by Taylor since 1981, the 1960s ranch house with brick motor court sits on 1.27 acres. The 7,000-square-foot home features a wood-beam ceiling and wood-burning fireplace in the living room, which like a sitting room and the dining room, can access the pool terrace. A galley-style kitchen, powder room, a master suite, two other bedrooms, maid's quarters, an office and a bathroom with sauna complete the downstairs. Another master suite is upstairs for a total of five bedrooms.
The grounds include the pool with spa, terraced gardens, trails and a koi pond with waterfall.
Taylor, who died in March at 79, won Oscars for her performances in "Butterfield 8" (1960) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966). Roles in "National Velvet" (1944), "A Place in the Sun" (1951), "Giant" (1956) and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958) are partly why she is ranked seventh on the American Film Institute's greatest screen legends list.
David Mossler of Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, is the listing agent.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times