Beverly Hills home of actor Kirk Douglas sells for $9.015 M

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Beverly Hills home of actor Kirk Douglas sells for $9.015 M

The Beverly Hills home of the late actor Kirk Douglas sold for $9.015 million, which is much higher than its asking price of $7.495 million, according to listing agent Rochelle Maize of Nourmand Associates.

The buyer is Stephen Liu, an orthopedic surgeon who is the founder and chairman of the therapeutic wearables company Forme, Dr. Liu said.

The roughly 4,600 square-foot, four-bedroom home off Sunset Boulevard was listed about a month ago and received 31 offers, Ms. Maize said.

Douglas, an Oscar-nominated actor who was best known for his performance in the 1960 film Spartacus, purchased the home for $400,000 in 1976 and lived there with his wife Anne Douglas until his death in February 2020. Ms. Douglas died in April 2021. The home comes with the actor's personal Walk of Fame collection of 22 stones inscribed with signatures of celebrities such as Lucille Ball.

Ms. Maize said that we typically get four to five offers at this price point. This type of activity is reserved for a $1 million property. She said that celebrities always get a lot of attention on them, but I think the Walk of Fame stones were such a valuable addition that so many people wanted. Dr. Liu said that the Walk of Fame was part of what attracted him to the house.

In an email, Dr. Liu said it was a warm, charming house full of thriving vibes. The priceless garden walk of Fame was the biggest surprise. Ms. Maize said that the signatures on the Walk of Fame include Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, along with his children: Ant-Man actor Michael Douglas, producers Joel and Peter Douglas and the late actor Eric Douglas.

The 0.35 acre lot has a two-story guesthouse and a pool, according to Ms. Maize. The circa 1921 house has a distinctive, starburst-patterned dining room ceiling with hand-painted frescoes. She said that the house has a large skylight, a fireplace, an interior courtyard and an updated gourmet kitchen with a butler's pantry and breakfast bar.

Mica Rabineau of Nourmand Associates represented Dr. Liu.

In the third quarter of 2021, there were 7.8% fewer single-family home sales in Beverly Hills compared to the same period in 2020, which was held back by limited inventory, according to Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants.