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Pacific Palisades estate of French rock legend Johnny Hallyday seeks $17.9 million

A rocker’s retreat just surfaced for sale in Pacific Palisades. The longtime estate of late French singer Johnny Hallyday, known to many as the “French Elvis,” is up for grabs at $17.9 million.

Hallyday, who died in 2017 at 74, bought the nearly half-acre property in 2009 for $4.5 million, records show.

Custom-built a year later, the three-story home near the Riviera Country Club holds seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms across roughly 12,000 square feet. A circular driveway fronts the estate, and out back, patios and lounges descend to an infinity-edge Bali-style pool and spa overlooking the canyon.

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Dramatic shades of black, brown and gray cover the traditional-style common spaces. There’s a two-story entry, a living room with a fireplace, a family room with a wet bar and a spacious office. An eat-in kitchen is lined with French doors.

Upstairs, the primary suite includes dual walk-in closets, a study, spa bathroom and a balcony. In the basement, there’s a massive recreation room, gym, wine cellar, sauna and 18-seat theater.

A covered patio lines the back side of the home, taking in views of the tropical landscaping and swimming pool. A lawn with a playground completes the property.

Stephan Sean Illouz of Coldwell Banker Realty holds the listing.

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Hallyday’s prolific career spanned six decades. Widely credited with bringing rock ’n’ roll to France, he released 79 albums and sold more than 110 million records worldwide.


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