The Beverly Hills homes of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have hit the market as one estate for $18 million.
The Hollywood mother-daughter duo, who tragically passed away within a day of one another in December, lived side-by-side for more than 15 years. Though bought separately, the two homes in the posh neighborhood of Coldwater Canyon are now selling as one combined estate, according to Williams & Williams, the real estate agency handling the sale.
Together the properties span 3.5 acres, beginning with Reynolds’s Spanish-style home and leading by private road to Fisher’s secluded, tree-filled property.
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Fisher, famous for her role as Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” was the first to move to the neighborhood in 1993, when she bought a 1928 hacienda for $13.75 million, according to property records.
It includes a tennis court, swimming pool and a Hollywood pedigree that predates the actress.
Actor Robert Armstrong, who played the captain in “King Kong,” built the original house. Bette Davis lived in the home for a spell before Armstrong sold it to actress and costume designer Edith Head in 1933, Fisher told Architectural Digest a few months before her death.
At one point during Fisher’s ownership, singer James Blunt bunked down in the guesthouse, and even recorded a song in one of the property’s bathrooms, according to an announcement of the sale.
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In 2000, Reynolds arrived in the Canyon and spent about $1 million on the three-bedroom, Spanish-style house beside her daughter’s property.
Sale of the properties was announced on Thursday, at the same time agents unveiled an auction to be held in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 selling more than 1,500 personal items belonging to Fisher and Reynolds. The homes have not yet been listed.
Meanwhile, the auction includes a range of memorabilia from their careers in Hollywood. Buyers can bid on a lavender silk chiffon dress Reynolds wore in “Singin’ in the Rain” and her stage costume from “Annie Get Your Gun.”
Among Fisher’s things are a personalized set chair from the set of “Star Wars: The Saga Continues,” which she also used for “Return of the Jedi,” a life-sized bronze Yoda statue and a life-sized Princess Leia statue, according to the auctioneers, Profiles in History.
Todd Fisher, Fisher’s brother and Reynolds’s son, said they were both avid collectors.
“The size and scope of their collection rivals most museums,” Mr. Fisher said in a statement. “So in keeping with my mother’s wishes we have decided to share part of their magnificent collection with all their friends and fans.”
Fisher suffered a heart attack on a flight from London back home to Los Angeles and died on Dec. 27 at the age of 60. One day later, Reynolds, the 1950s girl-next-door who rose to fame for roles in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” suffered a stroke and also passed away. Reynolds was 84.
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