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Billy Dee Williams’ former Beverly Hills haunt lists for $13 million

Billy Dee Williams’ former Beverly Hills haunt lists for $13 million
After major renovations, the former home of "Star Wars" actor Billy Dee Williams is on the market in Beverly Hills for $13 million. (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)

The former home of “Star Wars” star Billy Dee Williams, famous for playing Lando Calrissian, is making a big return to the Beverly Hills market. Tucked in Trousdale Estates, it’s up for grabs at $12.995 million.

That’s a big leap from when Williams sold the property six years ago for $2.79 million, but the price hike reflects a significant stylistic overhaul. Walls have been blown out for a more open floor plan, tile floors have been swapped for hardwood, and the outdoor spaces have been entirely redone.

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Now, the indoor-outdoor villa and its romantic courtyards offer a more contemporary feel, with a Balinese flair.

A temple-like gate guards the half-acre grounds, and pagoda-style roofs across the property keep the same energy. At the center sits a grass-and-stone courtyard with a sunken lounge and fountain.

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In roughly 6,000 square feet, there are seven bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Dramatic vaulted ceilings top the expansive great room. A living room with pocketing walls of glass sits to the side.

Walls of wood touch up the center-island kitchen and chandelier-topped dining area, which both expand to an outdoor garden with a swimming pool and city views. A pair of outdoor decks and a guesthouse also connect to the space.

Pebbles line the walls and floors of the bathrooms in the master suites, of which there are two. The property also holds a yoga studio, outdoor kitchen, media lounge and motor court.

Markus Canter of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties holds the listing.

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In addition to “Star Wars,” Williams starred in “Brian’s Song,” “Mahogany” and “Nighthawks.” He is set to reprise his role as Calrissian in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which comes out next year.

He bought the property in 1984 for $553,000, the Los Angeles Times previously reported.

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