Magazine article Variety

Luc Besson Buys Charlton Heston's Canyon Estate

Magazine article Variety

Luc Besson Buys Charlton Heston's Canyon Estate

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1 The longtime Beverly Hills residence of late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston was sold last month for a sliver more than $12.2 million, and this property gossip hears from both Lucy Spillerguts and Yolanda Yakketyyak that the new owner is French film directorproducer Luc Besson. Set behind gates on a three-acre promontory high above Coldwater Canyon with panoramic mountain views, the striking and sharply angled contemporary main residence was commissioned in the late 1950s by the Oscar-winning and firearms-loving "Ben-Hur" actor, and designed by Modernist architect William S. Beckett. Marketing materials show the compound-like estate comprises an approximately 5,100-square-foot main residence with glass-walled living and dining rooms divided by a marble bar, double-height library, and small office thrillingly cantilevered over the steep hillside. The four bedrooms in the main house include a staff suite, two guest bedrooms with attached bathrooms, and a master domain composed of private study, fireplace, dual bathrooms and walk-in closets. …

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