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Pacific Palisades house is a winner with Oscar recipients

Hot Property | Alfred Newman, Diane Keaton
The Newman Residence in Pacific Palisades maintains its midcentury modern look.
(Jim Bartsch)

The Newman Residence, built for nine-time Academy Award-winning composer Alfred Newman, is for sale in Pacific Palisades at $13.5 million.

Another Oscar winner, actress-producer-director Diane Keaton, spent more than two years refurbishing the Lloyd Wright-designed midcentury modern house before selling it in 2010 for $10.75 million.

Angled rooms are designed to integrate with the outdoors. Keaton restored the woodwork and built-in furniture, updated the kitchen and reworked the second story to create a loft-like master bedroom suite with walls of glass.

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Brick and concrete accent the interiors. There are five bedrooms and four bathrooms within the 4,386 square feet of living space.

The 1.4-acre estate in Rustic Canyon includes a large motor court, mature trees and a swimming pool.

Keaton, 73, won her lead actress Oscar for “Annie Hall” (1977). She purchased the property in 2007 for $9.1 million, according to public records.

Newman, who died in 1970 at 69, wrote music for more than 200 movies during his 40-plus-year career. He scored more than 200 films including “How Green Was My Valley,” “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” and “Airport.”

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The listing agents are Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland.

lauren.beale2@latimes.com

Twitter: @laurenebeale


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