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John Woo Sells Villa in Pacific Palisades – Selection

Influential Hong Kong-based filmmaker John Woo, proprietor of Lion Rock Prods. and, per Selection’s Patrick Frater, the “maestro of ‘gun-fu’ cinema,” has listed a up to date villa within the prestigious Riviera space of L.A.’s posh Pacific Palisades group at $7.5 million. The motion movie auteur, whose Hollywood movies embody the 2000 blockbuster spy thriller “Mission: Unattainable 2,” bought the property in early 2004 for $Four million. Set prominently excessive above the road on the head of a double-gated horseshoe drive on a one-third-plus-acre, up­slope parcel, the simply over 4,500-square-foot residence has 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bogs in three flooring, plus a studio-style poolside guesthouse with fire and toilet and a three-car storage.

Foremost-floor residing areas embody a proper lounge with cathedral ceiling and fireside; a separate eating room with glass doorways to an ocean-view terrace; an workplace with built-in bookshelves; a den with fire; and a skylight-topped kitchen with a big heart island and up-to-date commercial-style home equipment. A main-floor main bedroom incorporates a personal gymnasium with sliding-glass doorways to the gardens, and a second main bedroom on the uppermost flooring opens by a financial institution of glass doorways to a slender loggia with an over-the-treetops view of the Pacific Ocean.

Bordered by a tall and impenetrable hedge that gives privateness from the neighboring houses, the yard presents a big terrace for eating and entertaining, a number of scrubby patches of garden and a protracted, skinny swimming pool with inset spa.

itemizing images: Mel Wilson & Associates

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