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Tom Hanks seeks $18 million for side-by-side homes in Pacific Palisades

Tom Hanks seeks $18 million for side-by-side homes in Pacific Palisades
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress-producer Rita Wilson, have listed a pair of adjacent estates for sale in Pacific Palisades at $18 million. (Realtor.com | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

A pair of side-by-by estates owned by actor-producer-director Tom Hanks and his wife, actress-producer Rita Wilson, are for sale in Pacific Palisades. Located in the Palisades Riviera area, the adjacent homes are offered separately at $9.25 million and $8.75 million or for a combined $18 million.

The less expensive of the two houses, a Spanish Revival-style villa, has been widely reported to be owned by "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc. However, sources with knowledge of the listings told The Times, and property records confirm, that the contiguous properties are in fact owned by blind trusts controlled by Hanks and Wilson.

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Built in 1933, the Spanish two-story retains its Old World ambiance with such details as beamed ceilings, wood floors and original fixtures, ironwork and tile. A step-down living room, paneled dining room, library/den, four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms lie within nearly 4,000 square feet of interiors.

Outdoors, hedged grounds are filled with various sitting areas, lawns and a fountain feature.

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Next door, the more expensive of the two homes is an English Traditional built in 1957. Designed for small- and large-scale entertaining, the 7,300 square feet of living space includes formal living and dining rooms, a screening room and a pub/billiard room with fireplace.

Seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms include a master suite with redone bathroom and his and hers closets. A playroom is on the third floor.

Both estates take in sweeping canyon views.

Hanks and Wilson acquired the properties in separate off-market transactions in 2003 and 2007 totaling a little over $13.1 million. The couple also owns a third contiguous property on the same street that is currently not for sale.

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Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties hold the listings.

Hanks, 60, has acting credits including "Big" (1988), "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and "Cast Away" (2000), which he also produced. He won lead actor Oscars for his roles in "Philadelphia" (1993) and "Forrest Gump" (1994). He will appear in "Sully," the story of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, later this year.

Wilson, 59, appeared with Hanks in "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993). She has also appeared on the TV series "Girls" and "The Good Wife," and produced the 2002 film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and its sequel, released this year.

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