February 28, 2014 5:44 pm

For sale: five homes owned by film stars or linked to the movies

From Bruce Willis’s Hollywood ‘hacienda’ to a modern mountain lodge once owned by Brooke Shields
A six-bedroom contemporary home

Sun Valley, Idaho, US, $3.59m

Where: In Elkhorn Village, south Sun Valley, 150 miles from the state capital, Boise, where there is an airport which offers flights to cities across the US.

What: A six-bedroom, seven-bathroom contemporary home, with more than 7,000 sq ft of interior living space and panoramic mountain views. The property has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, large windows and wooden beams throughout, plus 2.4 acres of land, which feature landscaped gardens and a tennis court.

Why: The house was once owned by the actor and model Brooke Shields, star of The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981). Sun Valley is also popular with other movie stars. Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Clint Eastwood have all owned properties in the area.

Who: Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty, sunvalleysir.com, tel +1 208 726 5300

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A five-bedroom terracotta farmhouse

Villa dei Limoni, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, €3.45m

Where: In Tuscany, central Italy, 90km north of Perugia and 85km southeast of Florence, where there is an international airport.

What: A five-bedroom, four-bathroom terracotta farmhouse with more than 2000 sq ft of interior space and 2.5 acres of grounds, featuring, gardens, olive trees and a swimming pool. There is also a two-storey, three-bedroom guest house.

Why: The property is a short walk from the historic town of Arezzo, which was the setting for Roberto Benigni’s 1997 Oscar-winning film Life Is Beautiful.

Who: Christie’s International Real Estate, christiesrealestate.com, tel: +44 20 7389 2551

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A ten-bedroom chateau

Houdan, France, €3.98m

Where: In the commune of Guainville, about an hour’s drive from central Paris and 65km from Paris Orly airport.

What: A ten-bedroom château dating back to the French Revolution. The house has wood-panelled reception rooms with original floor tiles and fireplaces. Surrounded by a moat, the property comes with 18 hectares of land.

Why: For the past 26 years the property has been owned by the French actor Catherine Deneuve, star of Belle de Jour (1967) and Dancer in the Dark (2000).

Who: Winkworth International, winkworth.co.uk/international, tel +44 20 7870 7181

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A 16-bedroom country house

Blervie House Estate, Moray, Scotland, UK, £1.95m

Where: In the village of Rafford, 78 miles from Aberdeen and 22 miles from Inverness airport.

What: A 16-bedroom country house with five reception rooms, a billiards room, library and wine cellar. The property comes with stables, kennels and a caretaker’s cottage in need of repair, all set in 190 acres of land.

Why: The property is owned by screenwriter and producer Allan Scott, who co-wrote Don’t Look Now (1973), was the executive producer on Shallow Grave (1994), and wrote and produced Regeneration (1997).

Who: Knight Frank, knightfrank.co.uk, tel: +44 131 222 9600

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A five-bedroom, hacienda-style house

Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills, California, US, $19.9m

Where: In Beverly Hills, a short drive from Sunset Strip and 16 miles from Los Angeles airport.

What: A five-bedroom, hacienda-style house built in 1928. The property comes with a guest house, cabana and staff quarters, making 11 bedrooms in total. There is also a tennis court and pool.

Why: Since 2004, the house has been owned by Bruce Willis, star of the Die Hard franchise, Pulp Fiction (1994), Armageddon (1998), and The Sixth Sense (1999). Previous celebrity owners of the property include Lucille Ball and Michael Jackson.

Who: Hilton & Hyland, hiltonhyland.com, tel: +1 310 278 3311

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