I love Los Angeles, but I spend most of my time in Florida and Europe now—it’s time to let a new family experience the joy we have known for years there.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Forbes Riley, the award winning celebrity infomercial host and National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee, has placed her sprawling Southern California eco-friendly modern compound on the market. “I love Los Angeles," said Ms. Riley, "But I spend most of my time in Florida and Europe now—it’s time to let a new family experience the joy we have known for years there.”
The 5 bedroom 4 bathroom, 17,000 sq. ft. property located in the Midvale Estates area of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley is the ultimate celebrity retreat complete with a Platinum LEED Certified solar powered house. Designed by LivingHomes in collaboration with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough - the home draws inspiration from the mid-century modern design of Joseph Eichler. The property includes a gym, guest quarters, 2-story recreation room/office (designed by architect Mark Billy--protégé of L.A.’s uber architect Brenda Levin – who happens to be god-mother to Forbes Riley’s daughter), solar heated salt-system swimming pool, outdoor shower, vegetable garden, modern storage pod, oversized garage, and gourmet outdoor kitchen/dining area.
Since acquiring the property in 1997, Ms. Riley and her husband/business partner, Tom Riley, have reportedly spent over $1 million dollars transforming what was once a 1949 cement block home (which they arranged to have blown-up for the opening scene of the 2007 Bruce Willis movie “Live Free or Die Hard”) into a modern, eco-friendly, entertainers delight. “The property is filled with so many wonderful elements and surprises,” says Richard Grigsby, owner of The Great Outdoors Landscape & Construction, the company that designed and constructed the landscaping and hardscape. “From the romantic outdoor shower, to the multiple private patios and secret gardens, this is truly one of the most unique and inspirational properties I have had the pleasure of working on,” said Mr. Grigsby.
The property is being listed by Jana Jones-Duffy & Fred Holley of Coldwell Banker - Beverly Hills South.
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