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Diane Keaton is one of Hollywood’s biggest house collectors, but the Oscar winning-actress, 71, isn’t simply racking up real estate. Every home she’s owned over the years has been lovingly restored and infused with her signature laid-back and homey, California style.
Her memorable projects (almost all Spanish Colonial in style) have been well-documented in design magazines over the years. But one, a cliffside sliver in Laguna Beach, California, has flown largely under the radar until now.
Keaton bought the four-bedroom, six-bath property on Shaw’s Cove in 2004 for $7.5 million, renovated the place and lived there for two years before selling in 2006 for $12.75 million, nearly double the purchase price, according to Michael Johnson of Villa Real Estate, who is now co-listing the house with Hanz Radlein of Berkshire Hathaway for $15.989 million.
The 1928 house, built as a weekend getaway for a wealthy ranching family, features many of the details that can be spotted in nearly all of Keaton’s homes: colorful Spanish tiles, wrought-iron railings, and white stucco walls. Even the linen-covered and rustic-wood furnishings seem to echo the actress’s aesthetic.
Even without its show business ties, the house cuts an enviable profile with multiple oceanfront terraces that lead to direct beach access. From above (see an aerial view below), it presents a self-contained compound with an interior courtyard, walled access from the street and separate guest quarters. Other features include a master suite with ocean views, lush gardens and a “beach garage,” providing storage for kayaks and paddle boards directly on the sand.
Keaton’s previous decorating conquests include a 1920s Beverly Hills residence and a Spanish Colonial Revival house in Bel-Air. She also published a coffee table book about her love of creative homes, House, in 2012, and has another coming out this fall.